Cops: Boy, 12, Steals Another School Bus

Florida youth is 'just into stealing vehicles': police chief
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 18, 2014 6:28 AM CDT
File photo.   (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

(Newser) – Apparently one spin in a school bus wasn't enough for Florida's Michael Propst. Less than a day after appearing in court for stealing a school bus to go on a 14-mile joy ride, police say the Panama Beach boy did it again. This time, he allegedly stole his aunt's car to get to Parker Elementary, then drove a bus 55 miles from there to Franklin County before police intervened, WMBB reports.

On the way, he apparently drove right by police directing traffic in a town whose lights were down. "Our initial reaction was, 'Oh no, not again,'" says Parker's police chief. The youth is in juvenile custody and faces charges including trespassing on school property and two-counts of grand theft auto, reports the News Herald. "He's not unruly," says the chief. "He's just into stealing vehicles."

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