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Video Shows Stolen Car Lands on its Roof After Crash in Philadelphia; 6 children arrested

Six children in custody after stolen car crash in Philadelphia’s Parkwood neighborhood


Six children in custody after stolen car crash in Philadelphia’s Parkwood neighborhood

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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Philadelphia police took six children into custody Wednesday after they say the group stole two cars overnight and flipped one of the vehicles after taking it for a ride.

According to police, two Hyundais were stolen about a block away from Medford and Belgreen roads in the city’s Parkwood neighborhood, where one of the cars — with at least two children inside — crashed and landed on its roof in the middle of the street.

Police said one of the children in the overturned car ran toward the second stolen car nearby, but officers were able to stop that vehicle about two blocks away on the cul-de-sac on Richton Street.

Stolen car overturned at Medford and Belgreen roads in Philadelphia's Parkwood neighborhood
Stolen car overturned at Medford and Belgreen roads in Philadelphia’s Parkwood neighborhood

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Another child in the overturned car was pulled out by first responders and taken to the hospital to be treated for a cut on their hand, police said.

Philadelphia police said some of the children involved in the thefts were as young as 12 years old.

“I can’t imagine any of my other children doing something like that,” said Olivia Taylor, owner of one of the stolen cars. “Luckily they didn’t get far, but it was pretty crazy.”

Taylor told CBS News Philadelphia that she didn’t realize anything was happening until police started banging on her door around 1:30 a.m.

“It’s disturbing, it’s being stolen right out of your house,” she said.

More than 3,800 cars have been stolen in the city this year, according to Philadelphia police data. An earlier survey by CBS News Philadelphia found that a high percentage recently Car thefts involved Kias and Hyundaisa trend that the police attribute to a viral internet challenge which demonstrated how to easily steal car brands in seconds.

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