Video: 12 Year Old Steals Forklift And Leads Cops In A Slow Speed Chase
Dateline, Michigan. You hear about the 12 year old kid who stole a forklift from the construction site at his school and proceeded to lead cops on an hour-long chase at 12 miles an hour? The boy from Ann Arbor found the forklift at a construction site near his school. What probably started out as an innocent investigation into something every 12 year old boy is attracted to turned out to be a No Sweat News story.
It’s unclear who the kid was, his name wasn’t released because of his age. But there was some details about the forklift he pinched from the construction site. It wasn’t just any forklift. It was one of those big ones that can lift building supplies 3 stories in the air. The “Construction Genie GTH-636 Telehandler”. Clearly, that construction site was a major building project, not some temporary project. If they had a beast like this on the site, they must have been building something major.
Hey that 636 is bad ass. Much better than the 236. Weighs about 30,000 pounds…
The 12 year old apparently found the keys to the giant forklift in the cab. That seems to be mistake number one for this whole thing.
A close second would be not putting up secure enough fencing to keep the kid out of the area, but what the heck do I know about construction sites? Not much.
So, the kid starts up the forklift and figures out how to engage the transmission and gets it rolling. He rolls out of the construction site and onto city streets and proceeds to lead cops on a 12 mile an hour chase through town. Blowing through stop signs and red lights. According to reports, supposedly the kid nicked up about a dozen cars along the way but in the video you see below, his driving skills are pretty tight. The boy eventually left town and that’s when the state cops picked up the chase. Soon after he pulled over without much more incident.
They brought the 12 year old kid who stole a forklift to juvie.