A 12-year-old boy in Ann Arbor, Michigan, is in custody after allegedly main police on an hour-long pursuit in a telehandler on November 25, hitting 10 autos alongside the way in which.
The Genie GTH-636 telehandler was stolen from Forsyth Center Faculty. It was left unlocked and had a key hidden contained in the cab, in accordance with police and media reviews. (To look at sprint cam video of the chase, see the video on the finish of this story.)
The minor, whose title isn’t being launched, is from Ann Arbor. He was booked at Washtenaw County Youth Middle.
Ann Arbor Police had been known as to the center faculty round 6:45 p.m. November 25 on reviews of the youth trying to steal the telehandler. Moments later, the telehandler was noticed heading south on a street close to the faculty, prompting the chase with emergency lights and sirens on.
The slow-speed chase, with high speeds of 15 to twenty mph, took police down four-lane roads and thru the Georgetown Boulevard neighborhood. Native and county officers tailed the telehandler till it stopped at 7:53 p.m. Regardless of the damages to the ten autos, no accidents had been reported.
“This sort of automobile can weigh as much as 35,000 kilos. This was a really harmful scenario that would’ve simply ended with critical accidents. The incident stays an lively and ongoing felony investigation,” Ann Arbor Police stated in a Fb put up.
Watch Ann Arbor Police sprint digital camera footage of the chase within the video beneath: