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10-year-old boy steals car and leads police on high-speed chase because he wanted to buy soda

By Mason White 5:21 PM January 29, 2017
High-speed police chase (illustration)
By: William Martin

(Scroll down for video) A young boy who was desperate for a soda, stole a car and led police on a high-speed chase, according to police in Ohio.

Fostoria police said that the 10-year-old boy was detained after speeding on many streets of the city.

The boy, who was not identified, has been charged with one count of failure to obey an officer. The boy will be prosecuted at the Seneca County Juvenile Court.

According to the criminal complaint, the incident unfolded on Sunday morning. The boy first stopped at a Circle K, where he bought soda.

He then proceeded to another Circle K, but at that point, an officer noticed that the vehicle was driving erratically and was pumping its brakes.

When the officer tried to pull the vehicle over, the boy quickly sped up. The 10-year-old boy drove onto State Route 199, surpassing speeds of 70 miles per hour.

After some time, the boy lost control of the vehicle and almost crashed into a semi truck. He then drove onto a sidewalk, damaging a tire and disabling the vehicle.

The boy told police that he took the vehicle because he wanted to purchase soda.