Australia: Four children (aged 10 to 14) arrested after two-day joyride using their ‘stolen’ parents’ car
Four children who packed fishing rods into an SUV belonging to one of their parents and drove 620-miles on a madcap spree across the Australian outback were arrested by police on Sunday.
The children, aged between 10 and 14, escaped officers after a brief car chase in one town. They also fled two petrol stations without paying for fuel.
Police, who finally located the vehicle by the side of the highway, broke the window open after the children had locked the doors and refused to step outside.
Investigators said the two-day joyride began in the city of Rockhampton in Queensland and ended near Grafton in the neighbouring state of New South Wales.
The large silver car belonged to one of the children’s parents and police believe they shared driving duties on the road.