Two little boys go on joyride to get to grandma's house

Police say two little boys who went on a high-speed joyride in a stolen car to get to their grandma's house will not face charges.
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Criminal charges won't be filed against two little boys who went on a high-speed joyride in a stolen car.

Witnesses in Washington County, Wisconsin say the kids -- ages 9 and 4 -- hopped into a red Pontiac Grand Am and took off.

The 9-year-old driver, who could barely see over the steering wheel, hit speeds of up to 70 miles an hour.

Passersby and callers to 911 couldn't believe what they were seeing.

Caller: "I just watched a car being stolen by these two little kids. They couldn't be more than 8 years old."
Dispatcher: "And they just got into the vehicle and drove away with it?"
Caller: "Yes."

"There was multiple times when I thought they were going to flip that car, or hit another person," said one witness.

Another witness added, "They were all over the road, going from side to side."

Those two witnesses eventually got the boys to stop by pulling their car in front of the Grand Am, slowing down, and eventually getting the boys to stop.

The kids told police they were simply trying to get to their grandma's house.
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