A 10-year-old boy was taken into custody Sunday after stealing a school bus and wrecking the vehicle during a chase with police.
The boy, who is not being identified because of his age, is believed to be about 10 years old, WAFB reported. He did not appear to be injured.
Baton Rouge police said the incident began just before 11 a.m. Sunday when the boy took the bus from Progress Head Start.
Police said they believe it was a push start, but whatever it was, the boy figured out how to get it going. Once police got involved, the boy driver took them on a chase ending in a crash on Greenwells Springs Road in Central — more than seven miles away.
The woman whose yard he landed in says it was shocking.
“Thank goodness he was OK and safe,” said Libby Smith. “But it was not your typical Sunday afternoon occurrence for sure. But we’re blessed and that it didn’t do any more damage than what it did.”
No one was injured. The boy has been taken into custody. He will face several charges including motor vehicle theft and aggravated flight.