Man arrested for taking empty Oklahoma school bus on joyride

Bus was left running at a gas station

Police in Oklahoma have arrested a man who they say stole an empty school bus and took it for a joyride.

Police say the Tulsa Public School bus was stolen early Monday when the driver went into a gas station and left the bus running.

The bus thief later radioed dispatch to tell him where he would leave the bus. Police arrested him on complaints of auto theft and driving without a license.

The Tulsa World reports a man told officers he decided to steal the bus after seeing an anti-texting-and-driving sign on the bus that said, “drop it and drive.”

Police say the man told officers that he “dropped what he was doing” and drove off in the bus.