Pre-teen steals cement truck, leads police on wild chase
An 11-year-old made headlines this past weekend when he lived out a scene from a video game, leading police on a high-speed chase in a stolen vehicle.
It wasn't just any motor vehicle -- the pre-teen hijacked an eight-wheel cement truck before traveling up to a speed of 70 mph.
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The chase began on Highway 14 around Dodge Center, Minnesota, and lasted for over an hour while the boy changed lanes and switched between roads.
Captured on video by a local resident, the footage shows the truck, with a tire missing, making its way along a residential street while neighbors look on in disbelief.
According to CBS Minnesota, one witness claimed, "He was raised in a farming environment. He can drive tractors. He can drive trucks. He knew what he was doing." He continued, saying, "He was not stopping for anything. If there would have been a car or pedestrian in the way, it would have been disastrous."
The boy was eventually caught at a dead-end street. It apparently ended when the massive truck ran over "stop sticks" and one of its tires came off.
See more documentation of the dramatic scene below.