U.S. Latest News

8-year-old girl steals mother’s car during shopping trip and leads police on chase

By William Martin 5:20 AM November 28, 2017
Child driving car (illustration)

A young girl was arrested after leading police on a wild car chase.

The 8-year-old girl from Indiana could face charges after she stole her mother’s car and led police on a cross county chase.

The unidentified girl was shopping with her mother when she stole the keys to her jeep, according to Anderson Police.

Police found the girl driving on a state highway at speeds of up to 40 miles per hour at 2:30 p.m.

Police spokesman Joel Sandefur said that the girl refused to stop until the police surrounded her and boxed her in. While doing so, the girl caused damage to a police cruiser.

Once the vehicle stopped completely, the girl refused to come out. Officers had to break the window to remove her from the vehicle.

The 8-year-old girl was taken into custody. It is not clear if she will face charges.