12-Year-Old Boy Steals Car, Promptly Crashes
No word on whether he just wanted to do hoodrat stuff with his friend, but a 12-year-old boy was arrested on charges of grand theft auto today after stealing and crashing a Trans Am in Miami.
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According to Miami Police the incident happened at about 4:30 p.m. yesterday. The boy stole a red Pontiac Grand Am, and eventually crashed it into a motor scooter at the intersection Southwest Fourth Avenue and Sixth Street.
"As soon as I got hit in the back, he got out of the car and started running, started running down the street," Luis Carmona, the drive of the scooter, told WSVN.
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After hitting the scooter, the boy then got out of the car and fled on foot. An officer all the way over on Northwest Ninth Avenue and Third Street noticed a boy running in the area who fit the driver's description and arrested him.
They boy latter admitted that he had used a knife to steal and start the vehicle. The ignition in the car was found to be jimmied out and damaged.
In addition to the grand theft auto charge he was also cited for leaving the scene of the accident. Catching a GTA and a hit-and-run charge before you've even hitting puberty. The boy had previously ran afoul of police earlier this year for threatening to shoot someone with a BB gun. Kids today, I tell 'ya.
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