Boy, 10, stole car to avoid school, police say

Published On: Apr 09 2014 08:00:31 AM EDT   Updated On: Apr 09 2014 08:16:34 AM EDT

A 10-year-old boy who did not want to go to school is facing charges of grand theft and aggravated battery after stealing his family's car.


A 10-year-old boy faces charges of grand theft and aggravated battery after he stole his family's car, police said.

Miami Gardens police said the boy did not want to go to school, throwing rocks and a brick at his mother and grandmother in retaliation.

Moments later, police said, the kid grabbed the car keys and drove away.

Neighbors called 911 and police apprehended him near Northwest 22nd Avenue and Northwest 167th Street.


Woman hits Christina Vazquez in face

A woman at the home where a 10-year-old boy stole a car hits Local 10's Christina Vazquez in the face.

"He could barely see over the windshield," Detective Michael Wright said.

When Local 6 sister station WPLG-TV reporter Christina Vazquez went to the family's home, a woman hit her in the face.

"Why did you hit me?" Vazquez asked her. "You don't have to assault me. You can just say 'no comment.' It's a lot easier than punching me in the face."


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