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Teen car-theft suspect nearly hits kids during police chase

Teen Car-Theft Suspect Nearly Hits Kids During Police Chase

When police in Utah responded to a stolen vehicle report, they probably didn't expect the driver to be such a handful ... or a 14-year-old.
After his grandfather reported the car stolen Saturday, a Syracuse teenager was spotted by a man who was listening to a police scanner app on his phone. KSL-TV reports the man informed police of the boy's location, and when they showed up, the young car thief decided to flee.

"You guys watch out! They'll come! Get out of the way!"

This shocking video shows the teen driving though a public park, just narrowly avoiding several pedestrians.

But police officers did not pursue the stolen car through the park. They told KSTU they feared it would make the situation even more dangerous for bystanders. However, police didn't have any trouble catching up to the teen driver.

"A few minutes later, he came into another parking lot across the field, and so all the kids were there watching what was going on."

The chase finally ended when a man used his pickup truck as a battering ram.

Officials say the teen was taken into custody and is now in a juvenile detention center.

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glen_francis June 03 2014 at 7:46 AM

you are a effing IDIOT Taffy!!!! The man was a hero and protecting the children

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melhonda June 03 2014 at 8:55 AM

The truck driver was definitely a hero for sacrificing his look-like new truck to save others from being hit by that reckless driver High Five for the trucker !! He deserved a new replaced truck !!!

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ricks1951f1 June 03 2014 at 8:38 AM

Thankfully the punk kid hurt no other kids. Glad the man was there with his truck to end this fools run.

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Frankie June 03 2014 at 8:39 AM

Well,......... It IS a Ram Truck after all! ; )

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Hardaway74 June 03 2014 at 8:00 AM

Praise God that dodge ram stopped the car in it's tracks. So many innocent people could have been hurt.
Taffy you wouldn't be saying that if the idiot in the white car would have hit one of your loved ones.
The person in that doge ram could have took his own life, trying to keep a under age idiot driving a stolen car from hitting dseveral kids and kudo's to the Police officers for not chasing him in the park in fear of someone getting hurt.

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pkellycpa June 03 2014 at 8:34 AM

Truck should have gone another 3 feet forward and cured this kid's kids problem.

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ddstan1120 June 03 2014 at 8:59 AM

Like the old Dodge commercial says, "If you cant Dodge it, then Ram it. Good for the citizen, too bad for his truck.

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mrtoohappy June 03 2014 at 9:34 AM

I see lawsuit on the way. the kid will get some low rent lawyer and suit the plants off the truck driver. The the sad thing is he will win!!!!

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coopski1 June 03 2014 at 9:18 AM

That is one fantastic man. He absolutely saved lives with this maneuver. And it was very well-executed. Bravo dad !!

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sgtpopeye June 03 2014 at 9:38 AM

put the kid in jail for a LONG time. He is old enough to know better.

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