An 11-year-old boy in Ohio is facing possible felony charges after stealing his mother’s car and leading police on a chase Sunday evening — because she took away his PlayStation, authorities said.
Police in Brooklyn, Ohio, said the boy stole his mother’s Dodge Durango about 10:45 p.m. Sunday after the two argued.
Officers said they pursued the car while the boy drove recklessly, ran red lights and reached speeds over 70 miles per hour.
The boy’s mother told police she noticed her car keys missing and later received a call from the boy’s father informing her he had seen him driving on Memphis Avenue. She told police the boy took her SUV because he was upset she had taken his PlayStation, according to the incident report.
She also said he suffered from behavioral and emotional issues.
Police said they chased the car for several miles, but stopped once it was learned that the driver was 11 years old, Brooklyn Police Chief Scott Mielke told NBC News.
The boy was taken to the hospital and treated for scrapes, police said.
During an interview with officers at the hospital, in the presence of his parents, police say the boy told them he wasn’t paying attention when he crashed.