MIAMI BEACH (CBSMiami) — A 13-year-old is under house arrest after Miami Beach police say he stole his stepfather’s car and ran down a family Sunday afternoon.
The 13-year-old had a court hearing Monday afternoon and the judge had some rough words for his family.
“I don’t know what’s going on in your house but this young man had 27 absences from school last year and his grades stink,” said Circuit Judge Richard Hersch. “He’s taking off in a car and there are some people seriously injured. I think someone needs to step in and make sure he’s in school ”
Jonny Pinzon is a father of a three and was hurt in the crash
Pinzon says his daughter was with his mother-in-law and sister-in-law who were walking toward the beach when they were hit
He says he never expected it would happen to his family.
He can’t understand how the driver could hit them and keep going without stopping to help
The stepfather of the 13-year-old told the judge they have tried to do what they can to keep him in line.
“I understand the trouble that he’s in. It’s very serious but we have been strict as possible. It’s not something we take lightly,” said his stepfather.
The 13-year-old was sent home and the judge said he must wear a GPS tracking device and not leave the house.