Incredible chase: A teenager stole a tow truck and forced the police to follow him for almost an hour (Credit: Storyful)
An incredible chase took place this week in Michigan, United States, after a 12-year-old teenager stole a tow truck and forced local police to chase him for almost an hour to arrest him.
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The young man, whose identity is not known because he is a minor, found a tow truck parked outside his Forsythe school last Saturday, with the keys inside. According to the authorities, it is a Construction Genie GTH-636 Telehandler forklift that was in the establishment for repairs that are being carried out.
Without hesitation, the young man got into the vehicle and drove it to the streets of the city of Ann Arbor. A few minutes later, however, the Police received a call from a neighbor who had witnessed the robbery and who saw the tow truck driving “without any lights on.”
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At exactly 6:48 p.m., the police began the chase, which lasted about an hour, crossed various neighborhoods of the city and never exceeded 32 km/h.
The sequence lasted almost an hour, although it was at low speed
“Multiple officers initiated a pursuit of the vehicle at speeds of 24 km/h to 32 km/h with emergency lights and sirens activated. During the chase, the driver of the stolen vehicle traveled through the Georgetown Boulevard neighborhood,” authorities said.
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Images taken by the camera installed on the front window of one of the patrol cars show a five-minute fragment of this sequence, in which the tow truck performs dangerous maneuvers such as leaving the lane, climbing onto the sidewalk and moving recklessly near other vehicles. .
Finally, at almost 8:00 p.m. the police stopped following the boy as he drove across the M-14 bridge. “At that time, officers with the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office (…) followed the vehicle until the driver stopped at approximately 7:53 p.m., in the area of M-14 and Gottfredson,” they indicated.
When the march stopped, the teenager was apprehended and taken into custody, and then taken to a juvenile detention center. Although the episode left no one injured, at least ten vehicles were crashed due to his reckless driving.
When the young man stopped the march, he was apprehended and taken to a juvenile detention center.
“This was a very dangerous situation that could have easily ended with serious injuries,” local security forces concluded.
This unusual episode is similar to another vehicle theft by teenagers, which occurred in April of this year.
In the middle of that month, a 12-year-old girl along with her 14-year-old friend took the former’s father’s car and managed to drive approximately 644 kilometers without being discovered.
Jade Gregory (12) and Khloe Larson (14) drove more than 600 kilometers to possibly meet a stranger in Louisiana (Florida Department of Law Enforcement)
Jade Gregory and Khloe Larson were trying to get from Gainesville to Louisiana in a Ford Taurus, which means they traveled not only on the streets of their neighborhood but also on the I-10 freeway.
The young women did not reach their destination since they turned themselves in to the authorities after seeing their faces on television.