CHARLOTTE, N.C. —
Police said a 12-year-old girl drove a stolen truck during a 20-minute police chase through parts of uptown and on area interstates.
Eyewitness News found the owner of the stolen truck in Gaffney, S.C., where the girl is from. He wouldn't go on camera, but said he left the truck parked at a VFW after it broke down about two weeks ago. He wants to know how the 12-year-old got inside and got it started.
Police didn't release the girl's name or address, but Eyewitness News confirmed she lived in a neighborhood about a quarter of a mile from the VFW where the truck was stolen.
“I think it's crazy,” area resident Tracy Painter said.
Mary Triplet lives next door to the man who owns the truck.
“What was a 12-year-old doing out at night?” she said.
Police said the girl got into a fight with her father Monday night and that when he fell asleep on
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