South Carolina. 11 year old steals fire truck; led chase

Police say an 11-year-old Marion boy led them on a high speed chase.

Officers say he stole a pickup truck belonging to the Marion City Fire Department at their range on Martin Luther King Boulevard just after 6:00 p.m. Monday.

Officers say they spotted the boy and tried to stop him, but he kept driving.

The 11-year-old crashed into a light pole on East Fairlee Street, and officers say that’s when he finally stopped. He was not injured.

Police say the boy is in the custody of the Department of Juvenile Justice.

Officers tell us this is the second time he has stolen a car and driven it.

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