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Ten and 14-Year-Olds Charged With Stealing Cars in Starkville, Ended With Wreck and Chase

STARKVILLE, Miss.–Mississippi has its share of crazy crimes, and apparently 2014 couldn’t end without another one for the books. This one was in Starkville, where police say a 10 and 14-year-old stole two vehicles and ran from cops. The older one was armed with a 9 mm when police caught him.

The thefts went down Monday, said a news release from Starkville PD. The first call about a stolen car came in at 10:15 a.m. when an Audi A6 was taken and later found. Two people were seen running away.

Later on, the two apparently got a hold to a Ford F150 and stole it. It was almost brand new and it was easily spotted by a Starkville Narcotics officer.

What wasn’t so easy was the driving. The ten-year-old was behind the wheel and wouldn’t stop for the police. He finally wrecked the truck.

When that happened, the 14-year-old grabbed a 9 mm that was in the truck and ran. The police grabbed the ten-year-old.

It wasn’t a long chase. The 14-year-old gave up. And even though he had a gun, no shots were fired by him or the police.

“The responding officers demonstrated significant discipline and professionalism that prevented this criminal event from becoming a national tragedy,” said Chief Frank Nichols.

The police handed the kids over to their parents, but they’re not off the hook. They’re charged with multiple counts of grand larceny and other charges may be pending.

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