Boy suspected of crashing Dodge into truck in Detroit - Los Angeles News | FOX 11 LA KTTV

Boy suspected of crashing Dodge into truck in Detroit

Posted: Updated:
A crumpled Dodge Avenger is loaded onto a tow truck on Detroit's east side.  (Credit: WJBK | myFOXDetroit.com) A crumpled Dodge Avenger is loaded onto a tow truck on Detroit's east side. (Credit: WJBK | myFOXDetroit.com)
DETROIT (WJBK) -

A tow truck hauls away a crumpled Dodge Avenger after it crashed into a pickup truck at Kelly and Whittier.  The driver of the pickup did not want to talk on camera, but he told Fox 2 he was shocked to see who got out and ran, a boy between the ages of ten and twelve.

"You could tell he was real scared," a woman said.  "It's just sad because, you know, it's kids.  You know, where [are] the parents?"

She saw the suspect running up and down the street being chased by people who witnessed the crash.  She said he was crying and trying to get away, but it didn't work.

The owner of the truck told us witnesses chased the boy back to the accident scene, and
that's when he grabbed him and held him until an ambulance arrived.

"Like who taught you how to drive, I mean steal a car.  Like really at 12?  Where's the recreation center?  Where's you doing something positive?  Like who would teach [an] eleven, twelve-year-old how to steal a car?" the woman said.

That's what everyone was wondering as the boy was taken away to be checked out for injuries.  Police were on the scene, but it's not clear yet what punishment the young suspect might face.

Another woman was quick to defend Detroit's youth.

"That's just one kid.  We're not going to put them all down because you've got a lot of successful [people] right here in Detroit and a lot of successful kids," said Sharon Reynolds.

The truck owner said he doesn't have insurance to cover all the damage, but he is not directing his anger towards the suspect.  Instead, he is praying the boy will learn his lesson and steer clear of crime from now on.

  • Robin SchwartzRobin SchwartzMore>>

  • Vandals damage historic Detroit cemetery

    Vandals damage historic Detroit cemetery

    Friday, July 25 2014 10:38 PM EDT2014-07-26 02:38:55 GMT
    Police are looking for suspects after vandals disturb the peace at a historic Detroit cemetery. Someone broke into a mausoleum and made a mess with spray paint and ashes.
    Police are looking for suspects after vandals disturb the peace at a historic Detroit cemetery. Someone broke into a mausoleum and made a mess with spray paint and ashes.
  • 33 suspects arrested with ties to Latin Counts street gang

    33 suspects arrested with ties to Latin Counts street gang

    Friday, July 25 2014 8:10 PM EDT2014-07-26 00:10:22 GMT
    Right now, nearly three dozen violent criminals are off the streets. The U.S. Attorney says they have ties to the Latin Counts gang in southwest Detroit. Their arrests are part of a joint effort called Detroit One.
    Right now, nearly three dozen violent criminals are off the streets. The U.S. Attorney says they have ties to the Latin Counts gang in southwest Detroit. Their arrests are part of a joint effort called Detroit One.
  • Handmade furniture from Detroit reclaimed lumber

    Handmade furniture from Detroit reclaimed lumber

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 4:18 PM EDT2014-07-23 20:18:32 GMT
    A new brand of furniture is made with wood from deconstructed Detroit homes. The tables are now being sold at Gardner White Furniture stores.
    A new brand of furniture is made with wood from deconstructed Detroit homes. The tables are now being sold at Gardner White Furniture stores.
  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Let It Rip Weekend Proposal One and the Mongo Brothers

    Let It Rip Weekend Proposal One and the Mongo Brothers

    Let It Rip Weekend Proposal One and the Mongo Brothers

    Monday, July 28 2014 2:46 PM EDT2014-07-28 18:46:07 GMT
    How is Proposal One tied into funding our local schools, police and fire departments, plus should African Americans abandon the Democratic Party and the UAW?
    How is Proposal One tied into funding our local schools, police and fire departments, plus should African Americans abandon the Democratic Party and the UAW?

  • Porch shooter Theodore Wafer back in court for 3rd day of trial

    Porch shooter Theodore Wafer back in court for 3rd day of trial

    Monday, July 28 2014 2:34 PM EDT2014-07-28 18:34:31 GMT
    The trial of a Detroit-area man who killed a young unarmed woman on his porch is entering its first full week of testimony.
    The trial of a Detroit-area man who killed a young unarmed woman on his porch is entering its first full week of testimony.
  • Parents of child held in basement appearing in court

    Parents of child held in basement appearing in court

    Monday, July 28 2014 2:30 PM EDT2014-07-28 18:30:40 GMT
    DETROIT -- The father and stepmother of a 12-year-old Detroit boy who was found in his basement after an 11-day disappearance are due back in court.
    DETROIT -- The father and stepmother of a 12-year-old Detroit boy who was found in his basement after an 11-day disappearance are due back in court.
Powered by WorldNow

KTTV FOX 11
1999 S. Bundy Dr.
Los Angeles CA 90025

Main: (310) 584-2000
News Tips? (310) 584-2025

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices