Daddy's Little Car Thief

Father makes police charge 12-year-old daughter with grand theft auto

By Brian Hamacher
|  Tuesday, May 19, 2009  |  Updated 1:15 PM EDT
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Daddy's Little Car Thief

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A father got furious when his 12-year-old daughter got fast with his car, making police charge his pre-teen girl with grand theft auto.

A father got furious when his 12-year-old daughter got fast with his car, making police charge his pre-teen girl with grand theft auto.

The junior leadfoot decided to take her dad's Nissan for a joy ride Monday night as they were visiting her 19-month-old sibling at Plantation General Hospital, bolting from the hospital without pop's permission.

Unfortunately for the novice motorist, she had forgotten to turn on her headlights, and she was immediately spotted by police.

Rather than pull over, the girl tried to flee the cops, but didn't get very far.

"Apparently she drove around and a couple officers tried to stop her and she wouldn't stop," police Detective Robert Rettig told the Sun-Sentinel. "She ended up rolling into a police car."

She tried to flee again, but was quickly stopped by police. Nobody was hurt during the ordeal.

The girl's father is pressing charges because it's the second time she's sped off in his car, Rettig said. She was taken to the juvenile detention center.

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