10-Year-Old's Car Chase Is His Second Joyride in 2 Weeks

10-Year-Old Boy Leads Police on Chase

10-Year-Old Boy Leads Police on Chase

The boy's most recent joyride was discovered by police, when they noticed a auto speed past another vehicle on Interstate I-90, just west of Cleveland.

The chase ended when a state trooper nudged the boy's vehicle into a sign and prevented him from returning to the roadway.

According to police, the 10-year-old took the vehicle from his family home in Cleveland around 9.30am on Thursday. Three Westlake officers tried to stop the 2004 Toyota Avalon along the interstate and followed it for more than 15 miles (24 kilometers) at high speeds until the boy drove through a toll booth and entered the westbound lanes of the Ohio Turnpike, Westlake police Capt. Guy Turner said. He showed no emotion as he was handcuffed and led to a cruiser. His face showed no emotion.

Cleveland.com reports that the incident started at around 8:30 a.m. on Thursday morning, when the boy took auto while his sister, who was supposed to take him to school, was in the shower.

Before that, the chase began as the boy stole the vehicle around 8:30 a.m. while he was waiting for a ride to school.

The child left his mother's home at around 9am, and the chase ended 50 miles away, according to the Cleveland Police Department.

"One of the troopers made visual contact, eye-to-eye contact with the child and motioned for him to pull over, and the child physically shook his head "no" and continued driving", Reeder told Cleveland 19 news.

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Reeder tells WKYC the boy was combative after the chase concluded, allegedly spitting and kicking at authorities.

"Oh my f--g god". "You could have got killed".

The joyride lasted over an hour and reached speeds of nearly 100 miles per hour. The chase began when callers to 911 reported a speeding auto on Interstate 90 chased by another vehicle, possibly driven by the boy's mother.

No one was injured during the incident.

His mother arrived at the scene shortly after the crash.

"Why did you do this when I kept trying to get you to stop?" his mother asked.

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