PERTH AMBOY, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — A New Jersey man is accused of trying to steal an ambulance while its crew was caring for another person nearby.

According to police, the emergency medical technicians were attending to a patient on Sunday when the ambulance’s siren went off outside.

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The siren is a safety feature that activates when the vehicle is shifted out of park.

The EMTs ran outside to find a man in the driver’s seat. The suspect then fled on foot when he saw the crew members.

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The EMTs gave chase and soon captured him.

Perth Amboy police told that Marco Cabrera, 25, was charged with attempted theft of a vehicle and drunken driving.

Cabrera’s bail was set at $10,000 cash. It was unclear Monday if he had retained an attorney.

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