Oh dear. He’s actually stolen 3 cars total in his short career as a thief/joyrider.
I predict a conference room full of adults convening shortly to ask him “why are you bad?” The video footage is interesting in that at one point it seems the Marion Police Department is located in a Pepsi plant. Surely just a camera angle, maybe?
This video is from Monday when the boy allegedly stole a fire department truck and led police on a chase through Marion, SC.
Joyriding boy leads Marion police on chase, again
By Amy VitranoÂ |Â scnow.comÂ |Â October 20, 2010
MARIONâ€”An 11 year old Marion boy is spending Wednesday night at the Department of Juvenile Justice for stealing two cars in one week.
These incidents were not the young manâ€™s first. Marion Police Investigator Lt. Farmer Blue said there is a report of when the boy stole his sisterâ€™s car a few months ago.
The thefts that happened this week were a result of ownersâ€™ of the vehicles leaving the automobiles unlocked with the keys inside.
“The keys were still in the truck,â€ said Lt. Blue about the first incident, where the boy stole a fire department pick up truck on Monday. â€œThe young man was walking past it he saw it and said he got tire of walking so he went for a joy ride.”
The juvenile then decided to continue his joy ride on Tuesday. Witnesses saw him in Richardâ€™s Restaurant parking lot where he later took an sport utility vehicle that was unlocked.
“[The victim] stated to us that he had left the keys in the middle of the seat in the console, like he always does,â€ said Lt. Blue. â€œIt’s his normal habit and they [he and his wife] left the vehicle unlocked. When he got back, the juvenile found the keys and jumped in the vehicle and took off.”
Marion residents were shocked that the young man was able to do this twice.
“I think they need to do something about it,â€ said life long Marion resident Kathy Snipes. â€œI’m not sure just what/how they’ll do it but itâ€™s dangerous.”
“Why are people leaving their cars unattended with the keys in them?â€ said Bernie Chatman, another Marion resident. â€œThat’s my first reaction. How’s this kid stealing cars?”