Three Milwaukee teens, all underage are going VIRAL all over social media, after they engaged in a Grand Theft Auto like police chase on Facebook Live, MTO News has learned.
The three teens are accused of stealing a car, then recklessly driving the automobile after police began chasing them.
The teens appeared to drive erratically and dangerously through the city streets, and eventually stopped after crashing into a half dozen parked cars.
Here’s video of them:
MTO News reached out to the Milwaukee police department last month, after a report found that the city had more auto car thefts that neighboring Chicago.
They responded with this statement:
The increase in auto thefts remains a high priority for the Milwaukee Police Department. Last year, MPD identified that the thieves were disproportionately targeting Hyundai and KIA vehicles that were not equipped with an engine immobilizer. MPD immediately made several public announcements informing our community of this trend and provided information on preventative measures,” the statement read. “MPD has provided thousands of free steering wheel locks to members of our community on several occasions. The steering wheel locks were available thanks to the generosity and monetary donations of several community partners, as well as KIA and Hyundai. As of Nov. 30, 2021, Hyundai and KIA account for 67% of the total number of stolen autos in city of Milwaukee. MPD continues to ask the members of the public to invest in preventative measures like steering wheel locks, kill switches or steel steering column collars to add an extra layer of protection.
MPD currently has free steering wheel locks available for KIA and Hyundai owners of individuals who live, work and go to school in the city of Milwaukee. They can be picked up at any of the seven Milwaukee Police Department District Stations. Individuals may be asked for proof of ownership. The steering wheel locks will be available through the end of the year,