A Michigan pre-teen took an unusual joy ride on Saturday, police said.
The Ann Arbor police department published video of a 12-year-old boy driving stolen construction equipment through the city, striking about 10 parked vehicles.
"This was a very dangerous situation that could’ve easily ended with serious injuries," the department said in a statement on Facebook. "The incident remains an active and ongoing criminal investigation."
Police were called to Forsythe Middle School at approximately 6:45 p.m. local time to respond to a report of a juvenile stealing construction equipment. The chase lasted just over an hour as the juvenile was arrested by Washtenaw County Sheriff’s deputies outside the Ann Arbor city limits.
Investigators later found that the boy was able to take the 35,000 pound Construction Genie GTH-636 Telehandler, equipped with a forklift, due to a hidden key in an unlocked cab.
The unidentified boy was taken into custody and placed in a juvenile detention center, police said.