CLEARWATER, Fla. – A 15-year-old teen is in hot water after stealing a pickup truck and crashing into a Clearwater home.
Just after 7:00 PM on Tuesday, people called to report a blue pick-up truck driving recklessly in the area of Pennsylvania Avenue and Drew Street.
Within minutes of the calls to police, the driver lost control in the area of Betty Lane and Drew Street and crashed into a residence at 1271 Drew St.
The driver of the truck fled the scene on foot and was followed by witnesses until officers were able to locate him on Cleveland Street, near Missouri Avenue in Clearwater.
Investigators say the vehicle was listed as stolen.
The driver, a 15-year-old male, was taken to the hospital as a precautionary measure and was transported to the juvenile facility once medically cleared.
There were no injuries at the location of the crash, only damages to the house and truck.
Clearwater Fire Department inspected the structural damage to the residence.
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