• 12-year-old accused of stealing, crashing parent's car

    By: Chrishayla Smith

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    TULSA, Okla. - QUICK FACTS:

    • Tulsa police arrested a 12-year-old after they say he ran into a duplex.
    • Officers say the boy stole his parents' brand new Ford Escape.
    • The woman who stays in the duplex did not get injured.
    • The SUV is seriously damaged. The boy's parents had not purchased insurance for their new car yet.
    • The young driver was arrested for joyriding and kicking a police officer while being arrested.

    Tulsa police say a 12-year-old boy stole and crashed his parents' new Ford Escape.

    Around 5 p.m. Thursday, officers got a call saying a car ran into a duplex. 

    Firefighters got there and said the driver ran away. The boy went back to the scene later with an attitude, according to police. He kicked one of the police officers as they took him into custody.

    Police say he told them his parents shouldn't have left the keys out if they didn't want him to take the car.

    The woman who stays in the house did not get injured. The SUV is seriously damaged.

    The boy's parents had not purchased insurance for their new car yet. The young driver was arrested for joyriding and assault and battery on a police officer.


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