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6-Year-Olds Take Pickup for a Joyride in Newton

Associated Press - April 13, 2016 9:32 am

Police say two 6-year-old boys took a joyride in a pickup truck through a central Kansas town, damaging five other vehicles and two mailboxes along the way.

Newton police Sgt. Josh Millspaugh says the boys’ three-block journey ended about 4:30 p.m. Tuesday when they rammed another truck.

One of the boys was taken to a Wichita hospital with minor lacerations. The other was released to a parent.

Millspaugh said it was “surprising” to see such young occupants when he responded to the scene.

He said the boys didn’t say where they were going, but had collided with cars and a full-sized van, and occasionally drove through yards.

Millspaugh says he didn’t know the relationship between the boys. The truck they drove belonged to a parent.

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