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12-year-old boy steals school bus for joyride before hitting the curb and stop signs

By Mason White 4:20 PM May 9, 2016
Stolen school bus 

By: Tanya Malhotra
(Scroll down for video) A young boy was arrested on a charge of unauthorized use of a motor vehicle after allegedly stealing a school bus for a joyride, according to police in Maine.

The Bangor Maine Police Department said that John W. St. Germain III and his girlfriend observed the 12-year-old boy driving the bus and thought: “hey! That kid is way too young to be driving a bus.”

The couple followed the bus and called the police department.

She gave a great description of the boy and the bus, and police were on the way.

While John’s girlfriend was on the phone and driving, he waited until the school bus stopped at the intersection of Griffin and Ohio Streets.

John bailed out of the car and ran up to the door of the bus.

John ran up to the swinging bus doors and took control of the blue vehicle. The young man, who was not identified, was taken into custody.

The boy was charged with unauthorized use of a motor vehicle and driving without a license.

The couple probably saved much property damage and even injury or death to an innocent driver. John received the Bangor Police Department Challenge coin from Officer Vidaurri.