13-year-old car thief leads police on 100 mph chase

A 13-year-old boy was arrested in Houston on Wednesday after leading police on a high speed chase in a stolen car.

The red Nissan Altima coupe was first spotted doing 60 mph in a 35 mph zone, then drove onto a highway when police tried to pull him over.


Traffic cameras captured the car being pursued by police at speeds reaching over 100 mph, and according to the Journal-News the boy turned the vehicle’s lights off several times in an attempt to get away.

After over 20 minutes, the teen pulled onto a downtown Houston street and crashed, while a police vehicle T-boned another car nearby, resulting in minor injuries.



The Journal-News reported that the juvenile was not being cooperative about providing information about the stolen car and faces felony charges.

His identity has not been revealed because of his age.

Gary Gastelu is FoxNews.com's Automotive Editor. Follow him on Twitter @garygastelu