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March 14, 2013

Teen arrested after stealing police cruiser

EAST POINT, Ga. — Police say a 15-year-old boy accused of stealing a patrol car and barricading himself inside his house has been taken into custody.

Police say authorities used tear gas before removing the boy from the house and a SWAT team was at the scene Wednesday afternoon.

Authorities say the police car was taken around 9 a.m. in East Point, a suburb just south of Atlanta. East Point police say an officer had arrested the boy, subdued him with a stun gun and placed him in the back of the patrol car. Police say the boy was able to somehow get from the back of the car into the front and drive off.

Police used a GPS device in the car to track it to the Atlanta address.

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Information from: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, http://www.ajc.com

 

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