11-year-old steals cement truck, leads police on wild chase

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DODGE COUNTY, Minnesota — An 11-year-old boy was arrested for allegedly stealing a cement truck and leading authorities on a wild chase through several towns.

Authorities said they attempted to pull over the juvenile suspect for speeding on Highway 14, but he then took off, according to KIMT.

Dustin Johnson, a witness, recorded video of the incident that was later posted to YouTube. He said he saw the boy speeding around local streets in the truck. The boy eventually got a flat tire and rode the truck on the tire rims.

For more than an hour, state police helicopters and officers on the ground chased the young man, who reached speeds up to 70 miles per hour, KIMT reported.

Two squad cars were damaged during the pursuit, but luckily, no one was injured.

The boy was being held in a juvenile detention center.

He appeared in Dodge County Circuit Court on March 22nd, and Judge Jodi Williamson told those in attendance that due to the nature of the incident and the fact that the suspect is a juvenile, the case is considered confidential.