If the Honda Accord is the most commonly stolen vehicle, it might be fair to say an ambulance theft is pretty uncommon.

But it happened Sunday here in East Texas. An ambulance was stolen from Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital, and the man accused of swiping it took police on a 3-county chase before he was finally arrested.

Derwin Wayne Armstrong of Center is facing charges after police say he reached speeds of 80-mph in a stolen ambulance.  The chase went from Nacogdoches to Angelina County, and finally to Polk County where spike strips helped slow him down and lead to the arrest.

Investigators don't know yet what led to the theft.