The incident occurred yesterday when Tirupati Lingaraju, allegedly mentally disturbed, drove away the vehicle after diverting the attention of the driver, police said today.
Following the incident, police in neighbouring districts were alerted and with the help of CCTV footage, the vehicle was traced to Khammam, they said.
Lingaraju, in his 30s, then drove towards Vijayawada, but a police team intercepted him at a check-post in Krishna district late last night, they added.
Later, it was learnt that he had stolen the vehicle to meet his wife in Jagannathapuram village of Khammam district, police said.
"The man was travelling along with four of his friends in the vehicle. The five have been brought back to Suryapet and interrogation is on," Suryapet district superintendent of police Prakash Jadhav told PTI over phone.
A case under IPC section 379 (theft) has been registered.
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