11-year-old Florida boy stole, crashed car, deputies say

Boy faces charges of grand theft auto, leaving scene of crash

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POMPANO BEACH, Fla. - An 11-year-old Florida boy stole his neighbor's car and then crashed it into a fence, sheriff's officials said.

The Sun Sentinel reported that the Toyota Corolla was stolen Tuesday morning in a Pompano Beach neighborhood.

The Broward Sheriff's Office said the boy made it about a mile before crashing. He then ditched the vehicle and ran to Charles Drew Elementary School, where deputies eventually found and arrested him, officials said.

The boy faces charges of grand theft auto and leaving the scene of a crash.

 

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