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Boy 10, steals van, crashes 4 cars in Philadelphia

Published On: Oct 01 2012 08:13:01 AM EDT   Updated On: Oct 01 2012 02:16:32 PM EDT

10-yr-old steals van, crashes cars


A 10-year-old Philadelphia boy has been charged as a juvenile with criminal mischief and related charges after police said he swiped a van, then crashed it into five parked cars.

The boy made it less than a block after stealing a van that was unloading furniture early Sunday afternoon in West Philadelphia, authorities said.

The boy grabbed the keys from the rear door and jumped in the driver's seat, investigators said. The brief joyride ended when the van crashed into the rear of a fifth parked car.


The boy's name wasn't released.