Authorities in Columbus, Ohio, have accused a man of stealing a police cruiser just minutes after officers revived him from an overdose.

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Columbus Police were searching for the 25-year-old man who crashed the cruiser and then ran away.

According to the Columbus Dispatch, officers went to the man's home on Friday morning after being called about an overdose.

Officers revived the man and then put him in an ambulance.

They then checked whether he had any outstanding arrest warrants while he was recovering.

And according to the police, he then ran out of the ambulance, stole the cruiser and crashed just a few miles kilometres away.

He subsequently crashed the cruiser before making a run for it.