MERRICK - A Nassau man accused of taking an ambulance for a joyride earlier this month has been arrested.

Investigators say Salvatore Brecciano bought a case of beer and passed by the Merrick firehouse. They say he entered an ambulance that had the keys in the ignition and drove away.

Police recovered the vehicle several miles away.

Detectives were able to track down Brecciano by getting information from where he bought the case of beer that he reportedly left in the fire station.

Reports say the ambulance keys were recovered in his car.