Louisiana Child Reportedly Steals School Bus And Leads Officers On A Chase

(YouTube/Screenshot/Public-User: Good Morning America)

Katie Jerkovich Entertainment Reporter
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An 11-year-old boy in Louisiana was taken into custody by police after he reportedly stole a school bus then led police on a high speed chase through the town.

The unidentified boy in Baton Rouge reportedly got into the bus and was able to take off on his wild ride because the vehicle had a push-to-start ignition button, according to a report by Fox News in a piece published Monday. (RELATED: Orlando Police Officer Pulls Over Daughter For Speeding And It’s Definitely A Can’t-Miss)


A “Good Morning America” piece, posted on YouTube, showed parts of the chase that lasted more than a half an hour and spanned over a 13 mile area involving a handful of police cars. (RELATED: Wild Video Shows Record-Setting 18-Foot, 9-Inch Python Caught In Florida)

Police said the boy was too small to reach the pedals so was standing to drive before he crashed the bus into a tree. Witnesses also reportedly shared that the young driver was seen flipping the bird to police during the  chase, per WBRZ.

The boy was booked into juvenile detention on several charges, including theft of a motor vehicle and aggravated assault because police said he “purposely” tried to “strike a vehicle.”

Amazingly, no one was hurt in the high-speed chase or crash, per the outlet.