An 11-year old boy took his parents’ Dodge Durango SUV out for a fast and furious joyride earlier this week, upset because his mom took away his PlayStation.
What’s particularly shocking about this incident is the fact that this wasn’t his first attempt at putting himself and others in danger while behind the wheel. According to News 5 Cleveland, the boy stole his parents’ car on two other separate occasions back in 2017, forcing police officers to chase him down.
When he was just 10-years old, he led Ohio State Highway Patrol on a 100 mph (160 km/h) chase, which only ended when authorities deployed ‘stop sticks’ in order to bring him to a halt.
His latest run in with the law however began late Sunday night in Brooklyn, Ohio, where he was spotted by police in a black Dodge Durango, pulling into the driveway of a former city fire station. That’s when the youngster took off and headed eastbound, doing upwards of 70 mph (112 km/h).
Eventually, the boy ended up crashing into a parked truck on the outskirts of Cleveland, and was taken to MetroHealth Medical Center with minor injuries. Before his release, he went on to tell officers that he wasn’t being chased when he crashed the car – officers did at one point cancel the pursuit after the boy’s father let them know it was his son who was operating the vehicle.
As for what awaits him now, felony charges will reportedly be filed in juvenile court.