Kids Taking Cars on Joy Rides

Stealing Grandma’s Car In Schuylkill Haven, Pennsylvania, police say an 8-year-old boy took the keys to his grandmother’s 1995 Chevrolet Cavalier from her coat and proceeded to drive the car down an embankment and into a creek. He was able to crawl out a window to safety and escaped without injury. (USA Today, 1-28-2010, 7A) Catch me if you can – the elementary school version In Tacoma, Washington, prosecutors were trying to get a judge to revoke a deferred prosecution … Continue reading →

Boy Steals Concrete Mixer, Leads Police On High Speed Chase

It was an unusual Sunday afternoon in Dodge Center, Minnesota when an 11-year-old boy was arrested after leading police on a high speed chase that lasted about 75 minutes. His choice of vehicle, a stolen concrete mixer truck. Some reports put top speeds at more than 110 miles per hour through residential suburban neighborhoods. A witness says that the boy was raised around farming, and knew how to drive a tractor and farming equipment. It could have become a tragedy … Continue reading →

Hungry For Applebee’s, Child Takes Car On Joyride

10-9-2007 Kids grow up so fast these days, don’t they? One day you’re driving them to Kindergarten, the next day they’re driving themselves to the local hang out spot…literally. In Broomfield, Colorado, a famished 6-year-old apparently snatched his grand-mothers car keys, moved his car-seat to the front drivers side, and settled himself behind the steering wheel. The boy then tried to drive himself to the local Applebee’s restaurant for some grub. He didn’t make it too far. It’s apparently difficult … Continue reading →