A 14-year-old joyrider was able to outrun police in Utah but couldn't make it around a protective parent in a pickup truck. According to KSTU Fox 13 News in Utah, the thieving youngster's grandfather reported the white Hyundai Veloster missing, and police were already searching for it. As it turns out, his grandson had taken it and was driving like a crazy person. He even sped through a park where children were playing and into a neighborhood (video below).

Eventually, one of the parents at the park had enough. When the Hyundai appeared to be coming back to the park, he hopped into his pickup to stop the out of control teen and put himself in harm's way. After the violent way he was stopped by an oncoming truck, the kid might think twice about stealing any more cars. Bystanders got most of the incident on cell phone videos, including the crash, and you can scroll down to watch them and the news report for a little more backstory.






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      GR
      • 6 Months Ago
      Obligatory: "When you can't Dodge it, Ram it!"
        Peter_G
        • 6 Months Ago
        @GR
        Sir, I only regret that I can only give you one thumbs up.
      jonnybimmer
      • 6 Months Ago
      When I first saw this yesterday I was concerned about the idea of a random truck driver deciding to play vigilante just because he has a fullsize truck, but after learning that he was a parent of one of the kids in the park, I don't blame him one bit.
        SayItAintSo
        • 6 Months Ago
        @jonnybimmer
        He should of done it for any kid regardless if his kids were there or not
      Adrian Elliot
      • 6 Months Ago
      Even I wasn't that stupid at 14.
      Philly
      • 6 Months Ago
      Best use of a Bro Dozer Evar
      J W
      • 6 Months Ago
      I don't know what the history is with this teen, but he seriously needs help. He could have maimed and/or killed a lot of kids. You would hope you or someone else would do what the truck driver did. That was crazy to watch.
      Dean Beyer
      • 6 Months Ago
      Alright, you all KNOW that grandfather is going to sue the guy in the truck, right?
        SloopJohnB
        • 6 Months Ago
        @Dean Beyer
        It's also going to be interesting how the guy in the pickup truck pitches the incident to his insurance company. I wouldn't have said I was trying to stop the joyriding kid…I would say, oops! Tried to avoid the kid and turned the wrong way, officer.
          Ducman69
          • 6 Months Ago
          @SloopJohnB
          Learn from professional criminals: "always pleed da fif"
          Carpinions
          • 6 Months Ago
          @SloopJohnB
          Ya, that's what I was thinking too. Do you get brownie points from the insurer for sacrificing your ride to stop a felony? Probably should, but companies don't always think that way.
          jtav2002
          • 6 Months Ago
          @SloopJohnB
          Luckily several repair shops have stepped up and offered to fix the truck for free. Additionally, from the pictures it looks like he didn't really sustain any damage other than scuffs and scratches.
        jonnybimmer
        • 6 Months Ago
        @Dean Beyer
        I don't see any way the truck driver would be reimbursed by the insurance companies and it's highly likely be held responsible for the Veloster's damage, but if he reached out for some local support, I wouldn't be surprised if the community were to help him with the costs for stopping the idiot.
          drazgoth
          • 6 Months Ago
          @jonnybimmer
          Eh... Good chance the insurance company wont go after someone for direct criminal activity done while being used on the Veloster. Grandpa might have a claim against the kid but... good luck with that. Essentially everyone involved (Grandpa and Truck driver) will have claims against a kid with next to no money. But maybe the insurance might have some public necessity clause and the car was being used as a way to actively protect his kids. Can't say I've combed through my own policy to see if usage of a vehicle in such a way would cover that though so... ultimately no idea.
        b.rn
        • 6 Months Ago
        @Dean Beyer
        Had something similar happen here where a Hummer rammed a car to keep it from hitting a group of people. Insurance wouldn't cover the damage to the Hummer, but random people sent money his way. I believe it didn't quite cover the work needed, but the body shop absorbed the rest.
        Chris
        • 6 Months Ago
        @Dean Beyer
        Why? If anything, the grandfather should be thanking the guy in the truck for putting an end to the chase without further incident. Do you think the grand dad would have rather the chase continued, and the kid possibly seriously injured, or killed himself and/or other people? There's no telling what could have happened, so for all the grandfather knows, the man in the truck may have not only saved the life of his grandson and others, but also himself from a lifetime of guilt, sadness, and what ifs.
      Cameron Huntsucker
      • 6 Months Ago
      insurance will refuse to pay, citing "intentional damage" or "at-fault accident". But it will end up in court. Grandpa will end up having to pay, and hopefully his insurance company will eventually pay up
        Thunderpants
        • 6 Months Ago
        @Cameron Huntsucker
        There have actually been more than one local body shops that have offered to fix the truck for free. Sounds like it was mostly bumper damage.
        Actionable Mango
        • 6 Months Ago
        @Cameron Huntsucker
        Well yes, car insurance is for car accidents, not for intentionally ramming crazy drivers.
      The Driver
      • 6 Months Ago
      Got his dumb ass.
      Nick
      • 6 Months Ago
      4 Star level
      RCinAZ
      • 6 Months Ago
      Hell yeah! Good call by the dad protecting the kids.
      joe shmoe
      • 6 Months Ago
      was the truck hurt?
        Aaron N
        • 6 Months Ago
        @joe shmoe
        There might be a bent axle, but it seemed to hold up pretty well after hitting the car.
      4gasem
      • 6 Months Ago
      I go to the video page and all three play at once. WTH?
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