The great cement truck chase

By now, you’ve probably heard the story of the 11-year-old boy who stole a cement truck in Dodge Center over the weekend and went on a joyride. Apparently, the driver had left his keys in the truck.

The reaction of the residents of the community is notable. Word can travel quickly in a smallish town. And it’s not every day that an 11-year takes a cement truck for a ride…. driving it back….

And forth…

And back again…

The Rochester Post Bulletin has Dodge County Sheriff audio of the entire half-hour chase.

The kid is in juvie in Rochester now awaiting formal charges in Dodge County. But what do you do with an 11-year-old cement-truck thief?

  • Thomas Mercier

    Some community service where he’s hauling wheel barrows of cement sounds appropriate to me.

    • Rob

      community service also for the putz who left the keys in the truck

  • John

    It’s sorta hard to be mad at someone else’s 11 year old who has the guts and inspiration to take a cement truck for a spin.

    Sorta hard. If my 11 year old did it, and if I had my way, he’d probably be spending his formative years washing cement trucks for free every weekend.

  • Gary F

    And the kid knew how to shift gears and work the clutch on that beast?

    Was Jackie Gleason as Sheriff Buford T. Justice chasing him down?

    • Jack Ungerleider

      According to the story they had on the news last night somebody who knows the kid said “He lives on a farm and knows how to drive tractors and trucks.”

      • Gary F

        Kinda mixed feelings on this one.

        The kid could have done serious property damage and or taken a human life by doing this.

        But then one side of me says, atta boy!