King said her grandson has been in trouble in juvenile court before. She said since this latest incident her life has been “a real living nightmare.”
“It’s horrible. I thank God nobody was hurt,” King said. “I’m out a car and he’s in a lot of trouble.”
At the same time the grandmother called police, dispatchers in Butler Twp. began receiving multiple calls about the child reportedly driving recklessly.
One caller said the boy blew through two stop signs on Benchwood Road, nearly hitting another vehicle.
“I’m trying to stay back. That way he doesn’t hit me.”
Another caller also described the chaotic moments.
“I mean, he’s driving crazy,” she said. “I don’t know who he is.”
The child eventually crashed the car into two other cars in the area of Main Street and Garber Drive in Tipp City.
The boy was released to his grandmother, but Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers said he could face a list of traffic charges, including grand theft auto in Miami County Juvenile Court.
Troopers said a child that age cannot be sent to juvenile detention for non-violent offenses.
No one was hurt in the crash that ended the situation.