A Cleveland boy of a mere 11 years of age has been charged for his involvement in a police chase that averaged speeds of about 80 mph.
The pre-teen is — surprisingly — a second-time offender, as he led police on a 45 mile-long chase that reached up to 100 mph just over a year ago, as Cleveland.com reported.
The boy is charged in juvenile court with three counts of failing to comply with the order of a police officer, one count of grand theft, and one count of criminal damaging.
The description of what happened seems right out of a movie: The boy secretly snatched the car keys off the counter at home, reportedly, and took off after an argument about his mom’s confiscation of his gaming console.
Cleveland police reports say he left in his mother’s 2013 Dodge Durango around 10:45 p.m. this past Sunday — and went on to somehow outrun and avoid three separate police officers while he was behind the wheel.
The same kid’s previous joy ride occurred on Oct. 26, 2017, when he was waiting for his sister to take him to school. He decided to hop in the driver’s seat and sped away — leading police on a wild, one-hour chase.
When should parents – like the parents of the Cleveland boy who led police on a high-speed car chase Sunday – be held accountable for their children’s destructive or criminal behavior? https://t.co/rpZVMdnoU3
— clevelanddotcom (@clevelanddotcom) November 8, 2018
The mother, who had gone to bed shortly after the verbal altercation with her son, received a call from the boy’s father, who said he saw their young son driving the vehicle on West 117th Street and Memphis Avenue in Cleveland, Ohio.
After the father began to chase his son, the boy pulled into the former Brooklyn fire department on Memphis Avenue in an attempt to conceal himself.
Seeing this — and quickly discerning that someone might be in need of help — a Brooklyn police officer stopped by to check things out, according to reports.
At that point the boy quickly sped away in the wrong direction down the street as he swerved through traffic, disregarding stoplights along the way.
Going anywhere from 70 to 90 mph, the child was chased back into Cleveland before switching off the lights of the SUV in order to avoid being seen.
Only four miles after the chase began, the officer lost sight …