Four kids ages 9 to 11 arrested after taking water tanker truck on joyrideBy Mason White 12:03 PM July 14, 2014
|The kids driving the truck|
By: Sanvi Rizvi
(Scroll down for video) A group of young Oklahoma kids were arrested for vandalizing a business and taking a water tanker out for a joyride.
Now, the dangerous action could lead to felony charges against the four young boys of Oklahoma City.
The boys were caught at the wheel of the big truck when a worker went back to the construction company to retrieve something.
The worker heard noises and spotted the children in the truck. After a company employee noticed the water truck being driven on the property, the police were called and the children were arrested for unauthorized use of a motor vehicle.
The 11-year-old driver did not deny what he did. “One of my friends brought the truck over and we all started driving and stuff,” said the 11-year-old suspect.
The mother of one of the boys said that she hopes that the District Attorney will have compassion and not charge the kids with the crime.
“I just do not want to see my son go to jail for something he has done. I know it’s wrong and now he knows it was wrong,” said the mother.
“I did not want to press charges, but we have to teach our children before they hurt themselves or someone else,” said Jason Huffaker of the Minick Materials company.
Huffaker also said that this is not the first time in recent weeks that the company was vandalized.
“These same young kids are suspected of damaging another truck by throwing large rocks at the windows,” said Oklahoma City Police Capt. Dexter Nelson.
Huffaker hopes that the arrest can finally put an end to the acts of vandalism at his business. “I feel bad, but maybe this will teach them a lesson and they’ll change their ways,” Huffaker said.