Stealing a car and pushing its limits can be an appealing idea to some video gamers, but such ideas are better left to the imagination, as three Wesley Chapel teens have discovered.
According to the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office (PCSO), three Wesley Chapel minors — two 14-year-olds and a 16-year-old — stole a car from a residence on Foxwood Blvd. in Meadow Pointe around 11 p.m. on October 27. The report says the teens were walking down the street and saw that the Suzuki still had the keys in the ignition.
PCSO says the owner of the unattended car was getting ready to move it, but was inside his home when the teens discovered the unattended vehicle and drove away. He attempted to chase them down, with no success.
The report also says that PCSO deputies caught the trio at Bruce B. Downs (BBD) Blvd. and County Line Rd. after accelerating the vehicle at speeds estimated at up to 100 miles per hour.
The teens have been released from the Land O’ Lakes Juvenile Assessment Center after being arrested and charged with grand theft auto.