A dangerous joyride in Minnesota over the weekend provided another tough lesson on why you should never leave your keys behind in the ignition.
An 11-year-old was arrested Sunday in Dodge Center after commandeering a cement truck and leading police in a dangerous pursuit that lasted for over an hour.
While no one was hurt, police report that the juvenile struck and damaged at least two police cars. The chase reached speeds of up to 80 mph.
The boy took the truck after finding the keys in the ignition, Inside Edition reports.
Some residents watched and recorded the action in the small city about 75 miles southeast of Minneapolis as the boy drove the truck repeatedly around an otherwise idyllic neighborhood with police following close behind.
Not long after striking a nail strip, the right front tire came of the truck, but the boy kept driving, causing more damage to the truck and road.
After coming to a stop in a cul-de-sac, the boy attempted to run from police but was quickly apprehended. He told at least one an officer that his father had taught him how to drive and that he was sorry for having stolen the truck, according to fox9.com.
A witness in a video posted below said he could see the boy “smiling, hooting and hollering” as he was being chased by police in the neighborhood.