ROSCOMMON, Mich. (WWJ/AP) – Authorities say a 9-year-old boy is hospitalized after his 10-year-old brother apparently ran him over with a stolen car in Michigan’s northern Lower Peninsula.
The situation unfolded around 2:30 a.m. Sunday when a woman called the Roscommon County Sheriff’s Department to report that her sons had broken into a car dealership near their house and had driven cars in the lot.READ MORE: Amazon Scammers Stole Over $27M From Consumers In A Year
Deputies responded to the scene and found the brothers, who reportedly admitted to driving the cars. After observing several vehicles with damage, deputies contacted the business owner and turned the boys over to their parents.
Several hours later, deputies were called back to the boys’ home after the 9-year-old got pinned under car. The boy was eventually freed and airlifted to a Flint hospital. His current condition is unknown.READ MORE: Supply Chain Issues: 'There Really Are Problems Everywhere,' Even For Small Companies
Investigators say that after deputies returned the boys to their parents, they apparently went back to the dealership and stole cars from the lot. Witnesses told police they saw the boys driving around the area and crashing the vehicles into each other.
It appears the younger boy got his vehicle stuck in a snow bank, at which time he was struck and pinned underneath the vehicle driven by his older brother, according to reports.
An investigation is ongoing.MORE NEWS: Volvo Adds 195,000 Vehicles To Recall For Dangerous Air Bags
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