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10-year-old leads Converse police on chase in stolen pickup truck

SAN ANTONIO (KTSA News) — A 10-year-old boy was arrested Tuesday afternoon after he led Converse police on a chase.

Converse police say an officer noticed a black Toyota Tundra driving recklessly on Station Street just after 1:20 p.m., striking a vehicle parked in a driveway.

The truck continued down Avenue E and then came to a stop on Mesquite.

A police officer got out of his patrol car, but then the driver backed up into the patrol car.

The pickup truck then went westbound on Gibbs Sprawl Road (FM 1976).  The Bexar County Sheriff’s Office got involved at that point, putting out spike strips near the Bexar County ESD #10 station on Gibbs Sprawl.

The driver went into oncoming lanes of traffic to avoid the spike strips — ending up in the grass and brush between the road and the railroad tracks and eventually striking a tree.

The driver tried to run away on foot, but was promptly arrested by Converse police.  As they were dealing with the underage driver, police learned the truck had been stolen.

It is not clear if the boy knew the person he took the truck from.


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