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Video shows middle schoolers ram deputies

Posted at 5:45 PM, May 02, 2016
From body camera video released Monday by the Pasco Sheriff’s Office, you can see and hear a violent collision.
 
“He just T-boned me,” said a deputy in the video.
 
It happened on a dead end road in Hudson late Saturday night as deputies and the Florida Highway Patrol chased down a stolen car.
 
Investigators said three middle schoolers, ages, 15, 14, and 13, were breaking into cars in the Bayonet Point neighborhood.
 
When deputies arrived, the teens took off in a stolen Honda and led them on a high speed chase.
 
“Eighty miles an hour. North on Hicks, 80 miles an hour,” said another deputy.
 
The Honda eventually got pinned in, but the driver still wasn’t ready to give up, smashing into the deputies chasing him.
 
They were finally stopped and arrested.
 
One view from the a body camera shows a K-9 deputy ready to pounce, but with the suspects already in cuffs, the dog was held back.
 
In all, investigators said the teens hit four patrol cars. None of the deputies were injured.
 
But watching the body camera video, you see the adrenaline was pumping and someone could have been seriously hurt.
 
You can also see the Honda’s back bumper is ripped off. 
 
During the chase the teens, who according to the sheriff’s office are prolific offenders, crashed into a barb wire fence, but kept going.
 
I talked to the mother of two of the boys. 
 
She tells me she is struggling to raise nine kids as a single parent and because she can’t afford to get her boys in sports or other programs, they are left to get in trouble on the streets.
 
She said they will be held at the juvenile detention center for three weeks.
 
The 15-year-old, who was driving, is facing the most charges, including aggravated battery on a law enforcement office.