PHOENIX – A 10-year-old boy stole his mother's SUV and drove it through south Phoenix Thursday night, narrowly missing a group of children before crashing into a house.
Police said two other children were also in the car at the time of the crash, which occurred moments after officers saw the vehicle rolling erratically through the city.
"There's another child in the passenger seat if I'm not mistaken, his age was 12 and then there's a child in the backseat that's five," said Phoenix Police Sgt. Mark Humbles.
A man hit by the car in his front yard was hospitalized, but his injuries were not considered serious. The 12-year-old passenger in the car sustained a hand injury.
Police said the 10-year-old told them the SUV belongs to his mother. They did not know whether any charges will be filed.