A 13-year-old Miami girl was arrested Monday for stealing her aunt’s Infiniti G35 -- and taking three young cousins on a joyride.
According to police, Fabersha Jackson's visiting aunt left her three children -- a five-year-old, infant, and newborn -- with Fabersha's 17-year-old sister to go get food. But when she returned, her car and children were gone.
Police were alerted, and officers shortly pulled Fabersha over about 4 miles from the house with the three children in the car. The teen told police that she wanted to go to the store with a friend and took her cousins along since her older sister was sleeping.
"The girl is only 13 years old, she doesn't even know how to drive. She could've ran a stop sign, hit someone, ran a red light, with a baby in the car with her-- a newborn baby," family friend, Branden Jones, told WSVN.
After her aunt "insisted" on pressing charges, according to police, Fabersha was held overnight on grand theft auto charges at the Miami-Dade Juvenile Assessment Center.
“Ms. Jackson stated that she was sorry for what she did, but was trying to get home before her mother and auntie arrived,” the arresting officer wrote.
Fabersha isn’t the only child who has been caught behind the wheel. Last year in Michigan, a 7-year-old boy drove 20 miles to see his father. In China, a 4-year-old girl drove a car while her father sat in the passenger seat.
And in May, a 8-year-old Boston boy reversed his family’s luxury car into his neighbor’s home.
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