The latest super-crazy Bay Area car chase tale comes to us from the peninsular city of South San Francisco, and is made even more so by the fact that the suspected car thief who led the police in the chase is only 15 years old. It’s become a rarity. Perhaps suffice it to say that some people don’t have a driver’s license by their 16th birthday in 2023.
KTVU tells the story of a car chase with a 15-year-old in an allegedly stolen car. The incident began at 12:40 p.m. Tuesday in a predominantly residential neighborhood in South San Francisco at the intersection of Radburn and King His drives. The South San Francisco Police Department approached the vehicle, apparently having been notified that it had been stolen. However, according to KTVU, “when police tried to stop the driver, the teenager ‘deliberately rammed’ his car into the police car and then fled.”
The unnamed 15-year-old male suspect was just getting started. As KTVU further explains, “The teenager was driving recklessly, including going the wrong way, and police urged officers to stop chasing him.”
But two hours later, when police found the young man with the allegedly stolen car in the hotel row area on South Airport Boulevard, they chased him again. Again he tried to resist arrest, but KTVU reported that his teen “crashed several cars on the airport premises” and “two of him in the car were taken to hospital.” ing.
The young man tried to flee on foot after the allegedly stolen car was immobilized by multiple collisions. He didn’t get far, and police arrested him and transferred him to Hillcrest Juvenile Detention Center in San Mateo.
Related: Video: 120 MPH car chase ends as suspect attempts to swim out of Emeryville Chevy’s bay. [SFist]
Image: South San Francisco Police Department via Facebook