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17-year-old boy steals school bus because his friend needed a ride home

By Mason White 5:37 PM January 3, 2016
School bus (illustration) 

By: Tanya Malhotra
A teen was arrested on a charge of theft after allegedly stealing a school bus because his friend needed a ride home, police in Canada said.

Hamilton police said that they have arrested the 17-year-old boy, who not identified, outside a Tim Hortons restaurant after people saw three teens in possession of the school bus.

The teenager was charged with one count of theft.

According to the police investigation, On Tuesday around 10:30 p.m., three teenagers were seen leaving the Tim Hortons restaurant with the school bus.

Police officers who arrived at the scene, learned that the bus had been reported stolen a week earlier.

Police questioned the three teens, and the 17-year-old boy told the officers that he stole the bus because his friend needed a ride home.

He then kept the bus near his home for a week, before picking up his two friends for a joyride around the city.