Kidnapping Call Turns Into Minor Misadventure

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MIAMI (CBSMiami) — A Pembroke Pines girl who took her mother’s SUV for a joyride could face criminal charges.

Monday, around 6:30 a.m., the 11-year-old girl’s mother called the police and said she believed her daughter had been kidnapped from in front of their home in the area of Taft Street and NW 83rd Way.

The woman said she had given her daughter the keys to her SUV so she could get a book. After about 10 minutes, when the girl didn’t return, the woman said she went to check on her and found she was gone along with the vehicle.

Area police agencies were notified and Hollywood officers spotted it at University Drive and Stirling Road. When they went to pull it over, the driver refused to stop and fled from them

Police chased the SUV and until they realized the girl was the the only one it in. They then backed off.

Neighbor Rosa Perry said she was stunned the girl took the SUV.

“That’s crazy. I don’t know. Obviously the parents have no control over the 11-year-old,” said Perry.

The girl ended up crashing into another vehicle at State Road 84 and Weston Road. She then continued to flee after the collision, according to Hollywood police. However, she stopped shortly after. Police says she wasn’t hurt in the crash but was taken to an area hospital as a precaution.

She faces charges of fleeing and eluding police, aggravated fleeing and operating a motor vehicle without a license.

Police say the girl was never the victim of a kidnapping, but didn’t say why she took off.


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