10-Year-Old Driver Faces Charges After Stealing, Crashing Van

PHILADELPHIA (October 1, 2012)--Police in Philadelphia expect to charge a 10-year-old boy with auto theft and related offenses after they say he swiped a van then crashed it into five parked cars.

Authorities say the boy made it less than a block after stealing a van from which furniture was being unloaded early Sunday afternoon in West Philadelphia.

Investigators say the boy grabbed the keys from the rear door and jumped in the driver's seat.

The brief joyride ended when the van crashed into the rear of a fifth parked car.

The boy's name wasn't released and police say he'll be charged as a juvenile.


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