15-year-old steals parents' truck, crashes into two houses - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

15-year-old steals parents' truck, crashes into two houses

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MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) -

A 15-year-old driver smashed into two homes on Macon Road.

"It sounded like an explosion," said homeowner Casey De Los Santos. "I thought it was a bomb."

Memphis police said the teen took the truck from his parents without permission.

De Los Santos said the driver claimed his steering locked up and forced the truck into the house.  However, surveillance video shows that the teen reversed the truck seconds later and backed up into the neighbor's home.

The driver then hopped out of the truck and got on the phone.

De Los Santos said the situation could've been worse.

"I'm telling you, it was God doing it, honey," De Los Santos added. "Because every one of my children were sleep in that living room last night, and they got up and got in the room."

Police said the driver was issued a juvenile summons and taken to LeBonheur in non-critical condition.

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