Cops: Teen’s joyride comes to a crashing halt

Police said a teen trying to steal a pickup truck crashed it into a house in Fairborn, May 7, 2014. (WDTN Photo/Kris Sproles)

FAIRBORN, Ohio (WDTN) – A teen trying to take off with someone’s ride crashed it into a house Wednesday morning.

Police told 2 NEWS a 14-year-old walking to school spotted a pickup idling in a driveway along Dayton-Yellow Springs Road in Fairborn.

He hopped in, and in an attempt to pull a quick U-turn, smashed into the house next door.

The truck hit where a bedroom is located and one of the homeowners was jolted awake by the impact and a shower of drywall. She was not injured.

The teen took off running and police caught up with him at Fairborn High School.

A Fairborn officer said the teen “faces a slew of charges”, including auto theft, fleeing a scene, and driving without a license, as well as a number of traffic violations. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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