Police: Preteen takes car out to get a snack, hits curb


COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Hunger is what led a tween to take a car for an early morning spin.

According to Colorado Springs police, they were called to a gas station near North Carefree Circle and Tutt Boulevard to investigate a hit and run around 4:45 Friday morning. The clerk who reported the incident thought the driver was about 10 years old.

Police found the car a short distance away and confirmed the driver was a 12-year-old special needs boy. The boy took his sister’s car keys and took her car to the store for something to eat, police said.

During the incident, the boy drove into a curb, causing damage to the car, according to the report. Police said he suffered a bump to his elbow. He was released to his parents on scene.

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