An 11-year-old boy allegedly stole a school bus for a joyride in Baton Rouge, Louisiana on Sunday, The Advocate reports. During his drive, he struck three vehicles before driving off the street and crashing into a tree. Fortunately, the boy suffered no injuries.
However, the young boy is facing multiple charges. He was booked into the Baton Rouge Juvenile Detention Center on the theft of a vehicle, aggravated flight, three counts of damage to property, and one count of aggravated assault. Sgt. L’Jean McKneely told The Advocate that the aggravated assault charge was related to one of the vehicles the boy struck.
Multiple police units were dispatched to follow the bus and block traffic until it crashed. Police handcuffed the boy and took him off the bus.
Caught on Video
SAY WHAAAAT NOW?! Juvenile in custody now after stealing a bus and leading officers on a chase throughout parts of the city, including on Scenic, Airline and Greenwell Springs Road according to @BRPD. @WAFB— Scottie Hunter WAFB (@ScottieWAFB) October 11, 2020
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Joy Gradney recorded the chase on her cell phone and couldn’t believe such a young person was behind the wheel.
“As he got closer and closer and closer, I saw it’s a little boy in there and he was laughing, “Gradney told WAFB. “He was like giggling on the way across Florida as he goes right past me. I’m like I can’t believe it’s a little boy.”
The joyride soon became a social media spectacle, with more videos of the bus being spread on Twitter. Two of the videos can be viewed below.
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