11-Year-Old Car Thief Goes on Joy Ride
Albany, N.Y., kid takes police on chase after finding keys in cupholder.
When police first spotted the 1996 Mercury Grand Marquis coming in hot through the small town of East Greenbush, N.Y., last week they knew it had been stolen, but they didn't see anyone behind the wheel. They thought they had a particularly sneaky thief on their hands: "The driver had either leaned over or had slid down in the seat so he couldn't be seen," East Greenbush Police Chief Christopher Lavin told local television station WNYT. But when they apprehended the driver, it turned out he may simply have had trouble seeing over the wheel of the 15-foot-long, 2-ton car -- because he was 11 years old.
Well, here it is guys. We can use this story to motivate lawmakers to mandate that all new cars be equipped with manual transmissions.
It's doubtful he could have stolen it if he actually had to drive it!
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