In Como, Western Australian, a 14-year-old thought it would be a good idea to go for a joyride in a stolen car. The incident took place on Tuesday at around 8 p.m. when the unidentified teenager was spotted in a white Subaru Forester by police.
A spokesperson for the police department said officers were patrolling the city after reports that a white Subaru Forester stolen from Stirling earlier this month had been sighted.
The officers noticed the car on a city street and pulled up behind the boy to have a chat. Startled, he gunned it in reverse and crashed into the cruiser. “As officers exited the Hilux it will be alleged the Forester reversed at speed, crashing into the rear pod section,” a WA Police spokesperson said.
The teen then decided to continue driving west and crashed into a yellow Lamborghini Urus, which had reportedly cost its unlucky owner more than $350,000. “The Forester then continued west on Birdwood Avenue where it crashed with a yellow Lamborghini at the intersection of Bland Street,” the spokesperson said.
After wrecking the side of the luxury vehicle, the boy tried to flee the scene on foot but was soon arrested by the police. He was taken into custody and faces numerous charges, including two counts of stealing a motor vehicle, three counts of stealing, one count of aggravated burglary and one count of aggravated burglary with intent. He was scheduled to appear in Perth Children’s Court today.
🤯 Subaru Forester: 0. Lamborghini Urus: 1.— Paul Maric (@PaulMaric) October 16, 2019
This is what happens when a 14-year old has a crack behind the wheel while running away from police in Western Australia! It’s incredible how well that Urus held up from the side impact! Everybody was okay. Source: @WA_Police pic.twitter.com/tPhLvRLc7k
The Lamborghini Urus, an SUV manufactured by Italian automobile manufacturer Lamborghini, was unveiled on December 4, 2017, and was marketed for the 2018 model year. Production began in February 2018 with Lamborghini planning to build 1,000 units in its first year, and 3,500 in 2019. The name comes from the Urus, the ancestor of modern domestic cattle, also known as the aurochs. Just last week, a Lamborghini Urus raced a Porsche 911 GT2 RS at the Nürburgring racetrack in Germany. Needless to say, the 911 never passed the Urus or even got close.
As for the Australian teen, he won’t be driving again any time soon. As a 14-year-old, the boy will be charged as a juvenile. In Australia, there is a rebuttable presumption that a child aged at least 10 but less than 14 is incapable of committing a criminal act. Therefore, the prosecution must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the teen knew that the act was morally wrong “as distinct from an act of mere naughtiness or childish mischief.”