An ambulance was stolen while parked outside a house in Aberdeenshire and taken on a 40-mile joyride.
Police chased the vehicle after it was taken from Kemnay, near Inverurie, around 6.20am on Wednesday.
Officers managed to bring the ambulance to a halt near Dufftown – 38 miles away. A 39-year-old man was arrested and an investigation is ongoing.
Another ambulance had to be called to take the patient to hospital.
Police Scotland said in a statement: “Around 6.20am this morning, Wednesday, 18 November, an ambulance was stolen from outside an address in Kemnay, near Inverurie.
“Following a pursuit by officers, the vehicle was stopped near Dufftown.
“A 39-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the incident and enquiries are continuing.
“The ambulance had been at the address providing assistance.”