Report: Des Plaines Teens Took Pizza Delivery Car For Joyride

DES PLAINES, Ill. (CBS) — A couple of northwest suburban teens are in a bit of trouble after allegedly taking a joyride in a car that wasn’t theirs.

As WBBM Newsradio’s Bernie Tafoya reports, Des Plaines police say this past Friday, a 16-year-old boy and a 16-year-old girl were arrested for allegedly stealing a car that belonged to a pizza delivery driver.

The Daily Herald says the driver had left the engine running while making a delivery in the 900 block of Beau Drive in Des Plaines around 7 p.m. Friday. Police tell the newspaper three teens were standing there when he got out of the car, and when he returned two of the teens were gone – along with the car itself.

The car was found a short time later on Algonquin Road near Friendship Park Conservatory, although a cell phone was missing. Police tell the Daily Herald the male alleged thief had the phone.

The boy and girl were released to their parents, and will be brought before a peer review jury on charges of criminal trespass to a vehicle, the Daily Herald reported. The delivery driver’s car and cell phone were returned, the newspaper reported.

LISTEN: WBBM Newsradio’s Bernie Tafoya reports

  • No favors

    They want to commit adult crimes. LOCK THEM UP LIKE ADULTS. AND the pizza driver should sue!

  • the rapture

    released to their parents – who obviously haven’t had the discussion of ‘stealing is a crime’ talk with the little rotten brats

    what would be the punishment if the joy ride turned into a car accident

    jail time for the ‘kids’ – they knew what they were doing and should spend at least the weekend in jail…in the general population cell

  • oh, lighten up some

    Heck, it’s just some innocent kids havin’ fun.

    • the rapture

      stealing a car is fun – where do you live…’the hood’

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