VIDEO: Boy Arrested 20+ Times, Arrested Again For Stealing 89-Year-Old Man’s Car

Surveillance photo of a car theft in St. Petersburg, Florida that resulted in the arrest of a 12-year-old boy who had been arrested over 20 times before. (Courtesy: WFLA)
Surveillance photo of a car theft in St. Petersburg, Florida that resulted in the arrest of a 12-year-old boy who had been arrested over 20 times before. (Courtesy: WFLA)

St. Petersburg, FL (WFLA) — A 12-year-old boy who has been arrested more than 20 times was arrested again on Monday. Police say he stole a car from an 89-year-old man.

Surveillance photo of a car theft in St. Petersburg that resulted in the arrest of a 12-year-old body who had been arrested over 20 times before. (Courtesy: WFLA)
Surveillance photo of a car theft in St. Petersburg that resulted in the arrest of a 12-year-old body who had been arrested over 20 times before. (Courtesy: WFLA)

On Friday, Dec. 11, Raymond Raftery, age 89, was driving his Toyota, when a 12-year-old boy on a bicycle told him that his tire was low on air. Detectives say when Raftery pulled up to an air pump and got out of the car, the boy ditched his bike, jumped in the car and drove off. Raftery was not injured.

A St. Petersburg Police Department detective recognized the boy and he was arrested Monday afternoon and charged with grand theft motor vehicle. Detectives say the boy has been arrested more than 20 times.

Police say they do not have any other similar cases, but they want the public to be aware of this latest auto theft scheme.

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