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 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?
About the blogger
Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started the two most popular blogs in the history of MPR and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
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