12 yo boy steals construction vehicle and takes it for a spin while police pursue them

Child driving stolen construction forklift leads a police chase

In a plot twist that could rival a Hollywood comedy, a 12-year-old mastermind in Michigan embarked on an unexpected joyride with a stolen Construction Genie GTH-636 Telehandler, complete with a forklift, weighing a whopping 35,000 pounds. The pint-sized daredevil led police on a low-speed chase, channeling their inner construction worker, and managed to play bumper cars with about 10 parked vehicles along the way.

The construction caper kicked off when the kid swiped the heavy machinery from outside Forsythe Middle School, armed with a key conveniently stashed in the cab. The stealthy midnight mechanic then took to the streets, blissfully driving without the vehicle’s headlights on – because, you know, safety first.

As police descended on the scene, our young protagonist continued the slow-speed pursuit through the Georgetown Boulevard neighborhood, creating a spectacle that surely left residents scratching their heads. Multiple officers, with emergency lights flashing and sirens wailing, attempted to rein in the junior construction foreman.

Miraculously, no injuries were reported, and the only casualties were a series of unfortunate parked cars caught in the path of this preteen demolition derby. The chase reached a climactic halt at 7:20 p.m. when the underage road warrior cleverly crossed city limits via the M-14 bridge, leaving local authorities temporarily baffled.

The Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office gamely took up the pursuit baton until around 8 p.m. when the child prodigy decided to park the borrowed construction contraption. The juvenile juggernaut, whose identity remains shrouded in mystery due to their tender age, was promptly taken into custody and dispatched to a juvenile detention center.

While the motives behind this escapade remain unclear, one can’t help but chuckle at the audacity of a 12-year-old orchestrating a vehicular spectacle that would make even seasoned Hollywood scriptwriters jealous. Maybe the Grand Theft Auto has been too much or, perhaps it’s time to rethink playgrounds and introduce miniature construction sites for the next generation of aspiring builders.

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