Teen Allegedly Steals Ford Mustang, Leads Cops on 5-Second Car Chase
Grand theft auto isn't as easy in real life as it is in the game.
Sunrise Ford in North Hollywood, Calif. had a tent sale this past weekend. A 17-year-old allegedly had the bright idea of checking it out—at 1:30 a.m. The teen reportedly managed to get into a Ford Mustang and took an unauthorized test drive, just as the Los Angeles Police Department arrived.
Officer Mike Lopez of the LAPD told the Los Angeles Daily News that after a "five-second" pursuit, the teen reportedly crashed into a duplex. There were no reports of any Cars and Coffee events in the area.
The duplex suffered minimal damage. The teen, on the other hand, was not wearing a seat belt and was hospitalized with non-life threatening head injuries. Photos show that the car's airbags were fully deployed.
The teen was arrested on suspicion of stealing a vehicle. His name was not released because he is a juvenile, but it's fairly clear that he's not related to car thief Memphis Raines of Gone In 60 Seconds.
- RELATED'Cash Me Ousside' Girl Pleads Guilty to Grand Theft Auto, Among Other ChargesThis young lady has a long road ahead of her.READ NOW
- RELATEDStolen Peugeot Found Intact Under Swamp in France 38 Years After TheftIt all started with a wild night in 1979...READ NOW
- RELATEDJeep Wrangler Theft Ring Busted in San DiegoThe Hooligan motorcycle gang is allegedly responsible for more than 150 thefts since 2014.READ NOW
- RELATEDGrand Theft Auto Gets a New SupercarAfter a 20-year hiatus, the Itali GTB returns to GTA.READ NOW
- RELATEDAlbuquerque Has the Highest Car Theft Rates Per Capita in AmericaThe carjacking rate has more than tripled in Bernalillo County since 2013.READ NOW