Boy Arrested After Taking Truck From Impound

EATONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a 10-year-old central Florida boy broke into an impound lot by scaling a 10-foot chain-link fence and stole a pickup truck.

Eatonville police spokesman Eric McIntyre says the boy drove the truck through a fence Wednesday and took off down the street. Someone noticed a child driving and called police. The boy drove several blocks, throwing the truck into reverse to avoid police cars along the way.

The Orlando Sentinel reports the boy crashed into a light pole. An electric wire fell, setting a house on fire, but the boy escaped with no injuries. He ran from the truck but Chief Joseph Jenkins and a detective chased him and arrested him.

The child was taken to a juvenile assessment center. The truck sustained $4,000 in damage.

Source: Orlando Sentinel, Associated Press