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CSPD: 14-Year-Old's Joyride In Hummer Ends In Police Custody

By: Alyssa Chin/KKTV Email
By: Alyssa Chin/KKTV Email

A teen's joyride in a stolen Hummer literally came crashing to an end after the 14-year-old collided with a parked car.

Police said the teen tried to hide, but was taken into custody not long after.

The incident began on the 700 block of Skyview Lane northwest of I-25 and Bijou in Colorado Springs. The boy's parents called police around 9 p.m. after realizing their 2003 H2 Hummer was stolen. Police said the parents thought their son had driven off in it.

Only 11 News talked to the teen’s dad. He told us this is the second time the 14-year-old has stolen their Hummer. He said the teen has been in and out of trouble with the law and was currently in a Denver juvenile facility, but he “broke out” about two weeks ago.

He said his son broke into their home and stole several laptop computers and the spare keys to the Hummer.

Officer White with CSPD spotted the Hummer about 90 minutes after the call and just over a quarter-mile away, heading westbound in the area of Manitou Boulevard and Monument Street.

White tried to pull the vehicle over, but said the driver tried to flee. She chased after the Hummer, but ended the pursuit a short time later after determining it was too unsafe.

The Hummer got another half-mile before crashing into a parked car at Manitou and 17th.

11 News talked to the owner of that parked car, Sarah Sanders. She told us she was home when it happened.

“All of a sudden I heard a loud boom and I my heart started to beat really fast (and) I ran to the door," Sanders said.

Her car was completely totaled. The trunk of her car, smashed into the back seat. The car was pushed roughly 20-30 feet from its original spot.

"It makes me sick actually I was shaking so bad last night," Sanders said.

The 14-year-old suspect ran away before White got to the scene, leaving two other kids behind. The two were detained, then cleared medically and released to their parents.

White and a second officer found the young driver at a home on the 1700 block of West Kiowa. He was taken into custody without incident.

The teen is being charged with felony aggravated motor vehicle theft, DUI, and eluding a police officer. The teen’s parents are desperately hoping this will be a wakeup call. He is currently being held at the spring creek juvenile facility.


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