Published: Nov 17, 2011 4:48 PM EST

EATONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say a 10-year-old central Florida boy broke into an impound lot by scaling a 10-foot chain-link fence and stole a pickup truck.
Eatonville police spokesman Eric McIntyre says the boy drove the truck through a fence Wednesday and took off down the street. Someone noticed a child driving and called police. The boy drove several blocks, throwing the truck into reverse to avoid police cars along the way.
The Orlando Sentinel ( ) reports the boy crashed into a light pole. An electric wire fell, setting a house on fire, but the boy escaped with no injuries. He ran from the truck but Chief Joseph Jenkins and a detective chased him and arrested him.
The child was taken to a juvenile assessment center. The truck sustained $4,000 in damage.
Information from: Orlando Sentinel,

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