These incidents were reported across the country from 8.7.17 to 8.20.17
St. Petersburg, FL – Reported 8.7.17
Three Teens Die After “Cat and Mouse” Game with Stolen Cars
In the grey dawn hours of 8.6.17, three teenagers lost their lives in a fiery car crash after playing a game of “cat and mouse” in speeds exceeding 100 mph.
The two cars involved were stolen three days before from a local Clearwater car dealership, potentially for criminal activity. While sheriff’s deputies spotted the vehicles, they did not pursue. Instead, they tried to set up a perimeter to trap the cars, but saw the cars outside of the established area.
Eventually, one stolen vehicle car hit a bystander’s vehicle around 100 MPH, went airborne, hit five more cars at a dealership, hit a billboard pole, and caught fire. Three of its juvenile passengers died at the scene, while one passenger managed to escape with her life. Police managed to arrest the teenagers in the other stolen vehicle. Later reports discovered that the group of juvenilles shared a staggering 126 prior arrests between them, most relating to automobile theft. (Original article)