Boy, 10, Found Driving Car in Miami Gardens: Police

A 10-year-old boy was taken into custody after officers spotted him behind the wheel of a car in Miami Gardens Tuesday morning, police said

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    A 10-year-old boy was taken into custody after officers spotted him behind the wheel of a car in Miami Gardens Tuesday morning, police said. NBC 6's Christina Hernandez reports. (Published Tuesday, Apr 8, 2014)

    A 10-year-old boy was taken into custody after officers spotted him behind the wheel of a car in Miami Gardens Tuesday morning, police said.

    Miami Gardens Police said they were responding to a report of a child throwing rocks at his grandmother's home when they noticed a vehicle driving erratically nearby.

    Boy, 10, Found Driving Car in Miami Gardens

    [MI] Boy, 10, Found Driving Car in Miami Gardens
    A 10-year-old boy was taken into custody after officers spotted him behind the wheel of a car in Miami Gardens Tuesday morning, police said. (Published Tuesday, Apr 8, 2014)

    Officers spotted the boy behind the wheel and when they ran the license plate, discovered it was registered to the home they were responding to, police said.

    "He just went through our city without any regard to property or life," said Miami Gardens Police Spokesman Michael Wright.

    Footage showed officers placing the boy in handcuffs and into the back of a police car in the area of Northwest 167th Street and 22nd Avenue.

    Police said the boy's mother and grandmother live together, and he became upset because he didn't want to go to school, so he took his mother's car.

    The boy is expected to be taken to a juvenile detention center and could face aggravated assault and grand theft auto charges, police said.  No one was injured and no property was damaged in the incident.

    Police are still investigating the incident. No other information was immediately known.

    The boy's family did not wish to comment on the incident.

    Check back with NBC 6 South Florida and NBC6.com for updates.