Seattle Cops Arrest Girl, 13, and Boy, 15, for ‘Car Assaults’ against Two Pedestrians Who They Mowed Down in Stolen Car
Bethan Sexton, Daily Mail, February 2, 2024
Seattle police have arrested a 13-year-old girl and a 15-year-old boy over a series of deliberate hit-and-runs.
The shocking incidents took place on November 26 and saw two unsuspecting pedestrians targeted.
Horrifying footage taken from inside the vehicle shows the occupants saying ‘hit this b****’ before deliberately ramming a woman.
DEVELOPING: Two teens are now in jail. Police say they intentionally ran over pedestrians in North Seattle last year. @HannahknowlesTV reports those teens are only 13 and 15 yrs/old.#KOMONews pic.twitter.com/BrV0fzzM1p
— Holly Menino (@hollymenino) February 2, 2024
It’s unclear how police obtained the video filmed by the youngsters, but it has taken months for them to track them down.
Neither minor has been identified, but police say they left their victims with ‘serious injuries’ after striking them down in a stolen car.
The pair were taken into custody at the Judge Patricia H. Clark Children and Family Justice Center this week.
Police released surveillance footage of the incidents in December in the hopes of finding the pair.
The clip of the first incident shows a woman crossing the street with the vehicle taking aim at her before she reaches the other side.
The disturbing actions are then witnessed from inside the car with the occupants heard laughing and hollering at one another as they appear to enjoy knocking over an unsuspecting member of the public.
In cellphone footage from inside the car, one of the occupants can be heard saying, ‘Hit this b****, hit this b****,’ before the car hits the woman walking near the corner.
In the second incident, which occurred just a few blocks down from the first, the driver can be seen taking aim at another pedestrian who was walking in a bus lane after the sidewalk was closed off due to construction work.
The driver of the vehicle once again aims directly for the pedestrian, striking them head-on from behind giving them no chance to move out of the way.
A loud thump can be heard as their body strikes the hood of the car sending them flying over the roof of the vehicle.
Police said at the time that the speed of the car suggested the victims would have ‘suffered serious injury’.
Detectives attempted to locate the victims by canvassing local hospitals.