10-Year-Old Boy Who Went Joyriding in His Parents’ Cars Charged With Felony

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Updated Friday, Oct. 27, 2017, 6:47 p.m. EDT: The 10-year-old boy who stole his parents’ cars to go joyriding has been charged with felony fleeing and eluding, according to Fox 8. The boy, who had previously stolen his mother’s car, took police on a 100 mph chase in his father’s car Thursday before he was apprehended. The boy was arrested Thursday but released to his mother Friday after his arraignment. So we’re charging 10-year-olds with felonies now, huh?


A 10-year-old Cleveland boy will probably never be allowed to drive because he’s already been involved in two high-speed police pursuits.


On Oct. 19 the unnamed child was seen driving his mother’s Dodge Charger, with three flat tires, on the Ohio Turnpike. According to Fox 8, 911 operators received several calls about the boy before he eventually pulled over on the shoulder.

“He was waving his arms and standing outside of the car by the driver’s side,” said Vatanya Rivers of Cleveland, according to Fox 8. “It didn’t look right to me and I was concerned for him, so I called 911.”

The boy’s explanation was that he was bored, so he decided to go for a ride.

Fast-forward to Thursday morning, and Billy Badass was supposed to be heading to school. But while waiting for his aunt to take him, he got the “Grand Theft Auto” itch once again. This time he took his father’s car and had another high-speed chase down the Ohio Turnpike.


“He’s off road, driving down the ditch,” one of the Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers said, according to dashcam footage, the Tampa Bay Times reports. “We are not going to let him get back on the highway.”

Topping at 100 mph, the boy gave state troopers a run for their money during the chase, which was caught on camera. After an hour, the troopers were able to swarm the vehicle after he veered the car into a grassy area.


In an interview, the boy’s father said that his son thinks it’s all a joke. And even as the boy was being arrested, he didn’t go down without a fight, and kicked an officer in the face.

Take a look at the father’s interview below:


This kid better be glad he’s alive. He needs to have a time-out on someone’s therapy couch.

Read more at Fox 8 and the Tampa Bay Times.

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