By: Savannah Smith | 08-19-2017 | News
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10-Year-Old Girl Steals a Car to Drive Her Friends Around for a Joyride

A 10-year-old girl in North Dakota felt like having some fun and wanted a joyride. But instead of asking her parents or elders to drive her around to fulfill her wish, the girl took matters into her own hands- and stole a car. She even brought some friends along for the ride. But instead of having some fun and a joyful ride, the child who’s too young to drive unwittingly led her friends instead to a minor road accident that could have been worse.

The girl stole the keys of a car from a cubby at the Missouri Valley Family YMCA in Bismarck, North Dakota.

After getting the keys to the car, the girl started driving the car, then went on to pick up three of her friends for a drive through out the city. Then she hit a curb that resulted to a flat tire for the stolen vehicle.

The 46-year-old owner of the stolen vehicle reported the car theft to the authorities at 7:45 p.m., just after he arrived at the gym. A witness from the other side of the town spotted the stolen car at around 10 p.m. Monday night, with pre-teens huddled around the vehicle trying to figure out how to fix the flat tire.

The 10-year-old girl has been cited for theft of the vehicle and released to her parents. Her friends who served as her passengers were not cited. It is not clear what internal disciplinary measure or penalty the girl’s parents will be giving her for the infraction that put her own life and the lives of her friends in danger due to her recklessness, and the over eagerness to drive even without adult supervision or not within the confines of driving lessons.


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Anonymous No. 6871 2017-08-19 : 04:56

10 is a bit too young to drive. Surely she can wait another few years.

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