Police: Teen Crahses Stolen Front End Loader Into Car Dealership

Police: Teen Crahses Stolen Front End Loader Into Car Dealership


THIS IS WCCO FOUR NEWS. THANK YOU FOR JOINING US. A 15-YEAR-OLD SAINT BOYD — ST. PAUL BOY IS IN TROUBLE WITH THE LAW AFTER INVESTIGATORS SAY HE STOLE A FRONT END LOADER AND CRASHED INTO A USED CAR DEALERSHIP. THE TEENAGER DROVE NEARLY 30 MILES, OVER SEVERAL HOURS, SUNDAY NIGHT INTO MONDAY MORNING. HE EVENTUALLY CRASHED INTO THIS USED-CAR DEALER IN HOPKINS. INVESTIGATORS BELIEVE THE BOY WAS LOOKING FOR SOMETHING ELSE TO DRIVE. METRO MOTORCARS LOST A DAY OF BUSINESS AND THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS IN DAMAGE. AFTER A FRONT END LOADER CAME CRASHING INTO THE BUILDING AROUND 5:00 MONDAY MORNING. HOPKINS POLICE SERGEANT DESCRIBES A 15-YEAR-OLD BOY AS THE DRIVER WHO RAN AND HID FROM POLICE THAT. YOUR FIRST THOUGHT IS — OKAY, WE HAVE A SUSPECT. WHERE DID THIS FRONT END LOADER COME FROM? WORKING BACKWARDS, INVESTIGATORS DISCOVERED THE RIDE STARTED HOURS BEFORE IN ST. PAUL. OUTSIDE STRATEGIC MATERIALS RECYCLING PLANT. THE COMPANY SHARED THE SURVEILLANCE VIDEO CAPTURING A PERSON ON THE PROWL. EVENTUALLY, SETTING HIS SIGHTS ON A BRAND-NEW $240,000 RENTED JOHN DARE FRONT END LOADER. EVENTUALLY HE WAS ABLE TO START UP THE LOADER AND DROVE OVER RAILROAD TRACKS. OVER THE COURSE OF THE NIGHT, THE ALMOST 30-MILE ROUTE STRETCHED THROUGH SIGN PAUL, — THROUGH ST. PAUL — AND FINALLY INTO HOPKINS WHERE THE CRASH IS SET OFF A BUSINESS ALARM ALERTING AUTHORITIES. I BELIEVE HE WAS LOOKING FOR KEYS TO STEAL A REGULAR AUTOMOBILE. WE’RE JUST GLAD NOBODY GOT HURT. OPERATING THIS HUGE PIECE OF THE TONIGHT. YOU COULD HAVE TRAGIC CONSEQUENCES IF YOU HIT SOMEONE ELSE. POLICE ARE TRYING TO

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