We don't say this often . . . but we're totally on the criminal's side on this one.
There's a 37-year-old guy named Todd Shell from Mesa, Arizona, and he was hospitalized on Tuesday with a heat-related issue.
The high in Mesa on Tuesday afternoon was 115.
And when he was discharged, he didn't have a ride home . . . and considering that he'd JUST been in the hospital because of the insane heat, he didn't want to walk home.
So . . . he stole an ambulance.
The cops quickly tracked him down and pulled him over. And he explained his heat issues, and he said he was just going to buy a sandwich, then head home, and then eventually he was going to return the ambulance.
He was arrested for unlawful use of transportation. Sure hope the jail is air-conditioned.
Here's his mugshot.