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14-Year-Old Go-Kart Bandit Finally Nabbed After More Than 100 Robberies

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Police say that they have finally caught the person responsible for more than 100 robberies that have taken place over the last two years in northern Nashville, Tennessee.

What’s shocking is that the culprit is a 14-year-old boy who apparently used a go-kart as his getaway vehicle.

According to one report, the teen, whose name is being withheld due to his being a minor, allegedly kicked in doors and stole video games, flat screen televisions, and just about anything else he could get his hands on. Then he would speed away through back alleys to the next house in his go-kart.

Metro Police Lt. Horace Temple said, “He’s tested the waters and tested our resources, definitely. He was an innovative individual.”

In a way, officers say they feel bad for the teen, stating that he had lost both of his parents and needed someone to look up to. “The child didn’t have a mentor or any kind of guidance in his life, and it kind of led to the life of crime on the streets,” Temple said.

Police say that he has admitted to several break-ins.

The teen is now facing time in state custody.

[The Huffington Post]

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