Police Say 11-year-old Stole Cars

By: Ashlea Sigman Email
By: Ashlea Sigman Email

It will be another five years before he's old enough for a driver's license, but police say that hasn't stopped an 11-year-old from stealing cars.

On September 11th, an employee at Mansel's Wheel Alignment, in Bryan, says he was test-driving a repaired vehicle when he noticed another car from the lot being driven off.

Police say the employee followed the car to Sonic, where an 11-year-old boy hopped out of the car and ran. Employees say they caught the boy. Police say he admitted to stealing the car.

Five days later, Bryan police were called again when they say the same 11-year-old took off with another one.

Mansel employees say he and the car were found at Stephen F. Austin middle school. They say officers told them that was the 5th car the Bryan boy had stolen in 30 days.

The child, whose name is not being released, was charged with unauthorized use of a motor vehicle because of the September 11th incident, and taken to the Brazos County Juvenile Justice Center. If found guilty of the class C misdemeanor, the boy could face up to a $500 fine.

Police say he is also a suspect in a home burglary.

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