MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Texas -- A 12-year-old boy was arrested Monday for stealing his dad’s car and leading authorities on a wild, high-speed chase, according to the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office.
Deputies said the boy stole his dad's white Mustang Sunday evening and the father reported the boy and the car missing the following morning. The boy and his two friends, ages 15 and 16, were spotted Tuesday afternoon by deputies, who tried to pull them over, but the young driver refused to stop and a chase began.
State troopers joined deputies as they followed the boys down Highway 105 at speeds topping 80 miles per hour.
The 12-year-old finally stopped when the car, with a steaming engine, overheated.
He was taken into custody and will be turned over to juvenile authorities.