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10-year-old goes on joyride in stolen car

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MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (WSVN) -- Miami Gardens Police said a 10-year-old boy did not want to go to school Tuesday morning, so he took his mother's car for a joyride.

Police said the ordeal started at Jamar McFarlane's grandmother's house, located at 2486 N.W. 171 Terrace, at around 8 a.m. "He was apparently throwing rocks at his grandmother because he didn't feel he wanted to go to school," said Miami Gardens Police Detective Michael Wright.

Authorities said McFarlane then threw rocks at his grandmother and launched a brick at his mother, which ultimately broke the windshield of a nearby car. As his mother called 911, police said McFarlane went inside the home and took the car keys. "This child didn't have any rhyme or reason why he took the car," said Wright. "He could barely see over the windshield."

Police caught up to McFarlane in the area of Northwest 167th Street and 22nd Avenue where they took him into custody. "He could have hurt someone, could have damaged property. He just went throughout our city without any regard to property or life," said Wright.

After the mother was questioned by police, she covered her face as she left the police department.

Authorities transported McFarlane to the Miami-Dade County Juvenile Services Department. He is being charged with aggravated assault and grand theft auto.

McFarlane was then taken to a mental health center for evaluation.

 
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