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11-Year-Old Steals Mom’s Car, Leads Police On High Speed Chase…Again

Posted at 6:12 AM, Nov 07, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-07 06:12:06-05

BROOKLYN, Ohio (WLWT)—An Ohio boy led police on a high-speed chase after his mother took away his PlayStation this weekend. It was the second time in 13 months he’d done so. reports the boy was arrested after he crashed and was taken to the Cuyahoga County Juvenile Detention Center.

Police reports indicate the boy stole his mom’s 2013 Dodge Durango on Sunday night after they got into an argument about her taking away his PlayStation. She went to bed but later got a call from the boy’s father, saying he saw the 11-year-old driving the SUV.

The boy led his father and police officers on a chase, driving the wrong way, blowing through stop lights and weaving in and out of traffic, police reports say. He was driving 70 to 90 mph throughout the chase, according to police reports.

Officers eventually called off the chase. The boy crashed into a parked truck about 25 minutes later. He was treated for scrapes and cuts to his left hand and wrist and released from the hospital.

Sunday’s incident marks the second time the boy stole his mom’s car and led police on a pursuit. The first happened Oct. 26, 2017. In that incident, the boy drove 100 mph on I-90 through three counties, police and state troopers said.