Teen steals bus again
7 February 2006, AMSTERDAM — A boy, 15, was caught driving a stolen bus in the Veluwe region on Monday night, a few months after taking another bus and picking up passengers.
7 February 2006
AMSTERDAM — A boy, 15, was caught driving a stolen bus in the Veluwe region on Monday night, a few months after taking another bus and picking up passengers.
The youth, who has not been named by the police, is from the Dutch town of Doetinchem.
He took the latest bus from the garage in his home town and was tracked down 20 miles away in Spankeren in the Veluwe. Police were trying to establish whether he transported passengers this time.
At the end of November 2005 he took buses on three occasions over two days. In one incident he drove a stolen bus from Apeldoorn to Dieren, picking up and letting off passengers along the way.
Bus drivers expressed amazement he was able to handle an accordion bus during one of his joyrides. Even experienced drivers have to train to steer such long buses successfully. Police did not receive complaints about the boy's driving ability.
The youth said he learnt to drive by asking drivers all sorts of questions and watching them closely. Drivers also showed him how to start a bus.
Justice officials now have to decide what to do with him. He spent Monday night in a police cell.
[Copyright Expatica News + ANP 2006]
Subject: Dutch news