KTTC had its LA moment yesterday when an eleven-year-old boy led police on a high speed chase in a stolen cement mixer.
The chase, which reached speeds of 70 mph, started when a state trooper pulled the truck over for speeding and the boy drove off, hitting the trooper’s car in the process. The boy took the truck from a local contractor after the keys were left inside.
“I betcha he drove around town 6 or 7 different times,” local resident Troy Flatness told the Rochester, Minn. NBC affiliate. “He was smiling, hooting and hollering…he was having a good time.”
The chase turned into a spectacle, with the truck speeding through streets of the town before finally coming to rest on the 600 block of 5th Street Southeast.
“Everybody was out with their cameras,” said Flatness. “It was like a parade and I had no idea what was going on.”
The suspect then got out of the car and tried to run, Sheriff Rose says. That’s when he was arrested. He has been taken to a juvenile detention center in Rochester and will be charged on Monday in Dodge County.
No one was injured during the incident.