UPDATE: MPD says 14 year old girl didn't know how to brake

UPDATE (WKOW) -- Middleton police say a 14-year-old girl and three other young people could face felony charges in a dangerous joy ride.

"They have become more and more brazen," Captain Steve Britt said about the problem.  

"They are looking for crimes of opportunity, looking for cars unlocked and running," he said.

Thursday night, a 14-year old and her friends found mechanics idling BMW made for the perfect crime.

"She didn't really know how to drive a car...when she went speeding around the cars and ran through that four way stop, weaving behind and in front of oncoming cars, she said she didn't know how to stop that car," he said.

The teen had a lead foot too, going nearly 65 mph on a residential street.

"It's a two-lane road so there is not a lot of room there, but she goes between two cars going in opposite directions it's just very lucky that she had the space to make the manuever," he said.

Especially before rolling back into the officer's SUV, causing $3,000 in damage.

"That car had it not hit him, it would have hit someone else, so it would have hit someone else cause it was rolling down the hill into an the intersection, so it would have hit either a passerby or a motor vehicle or slid into someone's house," Captain Britt said.

The 24 year officer of the law says it's hard to deal with someone so young behind the wheel.

'It's sad at times when you are dealing with 13 and 14 year old kids doing this, yeah," he said.

Also sad, Captain Britt says the teens had no remorse for their actions.

Middleton Police average about eight stolen vehicles a year, but this is the second one in January.

For more on this story: http://www.wkow.com/story/37301104/2018/01/19/2-teens-2-adults-taken-into-custody-after-abandoned-stolen-car-hits-squad-car

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