Florida Boy, 12, Arrested For Stealing Car From 89-Year-Old Man


A 12-year-old boy whose rap sheet includes more than 20 arrests was busted yesterday for stealing an 89-year-old man’s car, Florida police report.

According to cops, Raymond Raftery had pulled his Toyota into a St. Petersburg gas station Friday morning when the bicycle-riding juvenile suspect drove by and told him that one of his tires was low on air.

After Raftery pulled up to an air pump and exited the vehicle, the boy “ditched his bike, jumped in the car and drove-off,” cops reported. The octogenarian was not injured as the boy sped away with his wheels.

As seen above, a surveillance camera captured the auto theft.

The child was arrested yesterday after a police detective recognized him from the surveillance footage. The boy has been charged with grand theft auto.

While the juvenile’s rap sheet contains “mostly auto theft” collars, a police spokesperson said, he has also been nabbed for robbery, burglary, and auto burglary.