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“Like ‘Fast and the Furious:'” Wild car chase ends with four 13-year-old boys arrested

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MILWAUKEE -- A cross town chase ends with four 13-year-old boys in custody. It all began around 10:30 a.m. Friday morning, January 15th starting on the south side, covering about 15-miles and ending up at 107th and Silver Spring. Witnesses say they froze as cars sped past.

Stolen car chase ending at 107th & Silver Spring

Stolen car chase ending at 107th & Silver Spring

Near 16th and Lincoln, a quiet morning was interrupted by crime. Milwaukee police say a 32-year-old woman was robbed and beaten by four teenagers. Her purse was stolen and the suspects got away -- but not for long.

Thirty minutes later, near 14th and Burnham, Milwaukee County sheriff's deputies spotted the teens' car and a chase began.14th and Burnham

"Like 'Fast and the Furious' type stuff," said Breanna Robinson, witness.

A witness captured the pursuit on a cell phone as the suspects were speeding in the area of Sherman and Hampton.

"It was like the world was froze. Everybody just stopped," said Robinson.

Robinson was halted on her way to catch a bus.

Breanna Robinson

Breanna Robinson

"I was actually about to cross the street when I saw the cars go past and I had to jump back on the sidewalk because I thought I was going to get hit," said Robinson.

The car weaved through traffic, at one point it even went the wrong way.

Stolen car chase ending at 107th & Silver Spring

Stolen car chase ending at 107th & Silver Spring

"I want to say the driver they were trying to get was going 160-180 miles-per-hour," said Robinson.

The chase finally came to a halt in a Walmart parking lot at 107th and Silver Spring.


Sheriff's deputies and police squads boxed in the car. Authorities say four 13-year-old boys tried running but were quickly apprehended.

"It's sad to me," said Robinson.

A wild chase coming to an end, leaving a city thankful it wasn't worse.

Stolen car chase ending at 107th & Silver Spring

Stolen car chase ending at 107th & Silver Spring

"It's scary," said Robinson.

The sheriff's office is issuing felony charges of fleeing and recklessly endangering safety. The Milwaukee Police Department is handling the strong armed robbery portion of the case.

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  • Jim

    Good thing it was the County Sheriff & not Milwaukee PD cause they do not chase other wise these thugs would be out there robbing and stealing again today!

  • 0311 USMC Grunt

    Charge the parents fines for their kids not being in school, plus have them pay all fines, fees, damage, then lock up these brats at least till age 25. Time to get real Tom Barrett.

  • Kingman

    Beware the beast Man, for he is the Devil’s pawn. Alone among God’s primates, he steals and kills for sport or lust or greed. Yea, he will murder his brother to possess his brother’s land. Let him not breed in great numbers, for he will make a desert of his home and yours. Shun him; drive him back into his jungle lair, for he is the harbinger of death.

  • libertarian

    Police have no business chasing these poor kids. Again the Milwaukee police endanger the public with their wild west antics. The simple truth had Bush and his devil brother Walker hadn’t taken everything from the poor folks this stuff wouldn’t be occurring. These kids simply wanted to have a car to go places and have fun just like all the rich kids up in the north shore do.

    • Michael Neals

      Not having something is no reason to beat someone up and take what that someone worked for. You keep saying in many of your posts say wild west antics–maybe Milwaukee should bring back stockades, public butt whupping and hanging for car stealing (as they used to hang for horse stealing) in the wild west. Maybe that would deter some of the crap these 13 year olds pull. Nope never mind-that would be cruel and unusual, not fair, it’s their right to steal etc. Hopefully you will never have to have your id etc replaced due to a kid just wanting it, Hopefully your vehicle will never be wrecked cuz a kid just wanted to joyride. They are just kids -so oppressed LOL rofl skipping school, running wild, slinging dope just let them.

    • Stephanie

      ANGIE Come on blaming this on our police for chasing young punks for BEATING a woman and stealing her purse…Maybe if more parents would take responsibilities for there kids’s actions Milwaukee would be a better place to live like 20 years ago. NO parenting just let your kids run the streets.

      • Angie

        Stephanie… obviously no high speed chases going on in your neighborhood putting your friends and family in danger of being struck by a vehicles traveling at high rates of speed. My comments were not about the young punks…it was about the 15 mile chase. Additionally, easy to blame the parents should parents of young adults who overdose be blamed also?

  • Michael Neals

    How tall are kids these days? I wouldn’t have been able to see over the dash and reach the pedals at the same time at 13. Younger and younger stealing cars. . . ruined their lives. Criminal record=no job .

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