Teenagers Accused Of Stealing Car Use Facebook Live During Police Pursuit

MEMPHIS,TENN (localmemphis.com) - Streaming while stealing. Four teenagers were arrested early Thursday morning, accused of taking a woman's car in Hickory Hill and leading police on a chase. It was captured on Facebook Live, showing police sirens and a police pursuit.

After a tire blew out on the car in front of a hotel on Mt. Moriah, the group's social media experiment failed, and the 15, 16, and two 17-year-olds were caught following a short foot chase.

Authorities said the teens stole a woman's car Wednesday morning in Hickory Hill. Police said one of them later pointed a gun at the woman when she spotted the car.

Hours later, the group was on Facebook Live. "It's like they are creating their own movie, committing crimes against people, and it's crazy," said Jimmy Chambers of the D.A. Office's Gang Unit.

Chambers, who works with youth gang members, said spring break traditionally brings an uptick in juvenile crime, as boredom can lead to bad decisions.

"The kids are out of school, they don't have nothing to do, that's bullcrap," Chambers said. "They do have something to do. Make them something to do. You are the parent."


Don't Miss

  • Find It
    Copyright 2018 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
  • Win Tickets to See the RiverKings
    Copyright 2018 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
  • Follow Us
    Copyright 2018 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
  • Featured Employers
    Copyright 2018 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
  • Wellness Network
    Copyright 2018 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Trending Stories

Latest News