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July 04, 2012
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Boy, 9, with Airsoft gun steals electric car

The boy drove slowly for about ten minutes before crashing at a roundabout

By PoliceOne Staff

A Swedish boy, 9, pointed an Airsoft gun at bystanders and stole an electric car in a Gothenburg suburb last week.

The boy, who yelled "it's loaded," had an unsuccessful attempt at stealing one car before turning his attention to the electric vehicle, according to The Local

The vehicle he entered had a top speed of 18 miles per hour, and he drove slowly for about ten minutes before crashing at a roundabout. He tried to flee again, but was held until police arrived by a concerned driver who had followed him.

"I've never seen anything like it. It's also so tragic...he's so young," Jan Jentzell of the property management firm that owned the car.

Because the boy is too young to be charged with a crime, social services will decide what measures will be taken. No injuries were reported.

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