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VIDEO: Twelve year old steals construction vehicle, leads Michigan police on pursuit


Police in Ann Arbor, Michigan, released dash cam video from a recent police pursuit involving a minor in a stolen construction vehicle.

The video was captured on November 25 in the Ann Arbor area.

According to the City of Ann Arbor – Police Department, around 6:45, officers responded to Forsyth Middle School for reports of a juvenile attempting to steal a Construction Genie GTH-636 Telehandler equipped with a forklift.

A few minutes later, officers located the juvenile driving the vehicle south on Brooks Street with no lights on.

Police initiated a pursuit that hit speeds of 15 to 20 m.p.h.

Police say that the juvenile struck approximately 10 parked vehicles in a residential area.

Around 7:20 p.m., Ann Arbor Police terminated their pursuit as the vehicle was traveling northbound on Nixon Road went across the M-14 bridge.

The Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office picked up the police pursuit, which continued until 7:53 p.m. in the area of M-14 and Gotfredson when the juvenile finally stopped the vehicle.

The twelve year old from Ann Arbor was taken into police custody without incident and placed in a juvenile detention center.

No injuries were reported.

“This was a very dangerous situation that could’ve easily ended with serious injuries. The incident remains an active and ongoing criminal investigation,” Ann Arbor Police said.

You can view police dash cam video of the pursuit below.


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