15-Year-Old Arrested After Stealing City of Dallas Water Truck: Police

The guard fired his weapon but did not strike anyone

A 15-year-old is in custody after police say he stole a city of Dallas water truck and hit a security officer's vehicle.

Dallas officers were called about 10:30 p.m. to a city of Dallas water facility in the 16900 block of Lake Ray Hubbard Drive in Forney.

Police said a security officer noticed a pickup driving erratically around the property, which is gated and closed to the public, and tried to stop the truck with his security vehicle.

The 15-year-old driving the city vehicle refused to stop, and the guard fired his weapon when the juvenile accelerated the truck in his direction, police said.

The juvenile fled in the stolen pickup after hitting the guard's vehicle, numerous objects, trees and bushes, and abandoned the truck half a mile away, police said.

He was taken into custody while walking down the street with the key to the truck in his pocket, police said.

He was transported to the Henry Wade Juvenile Detention Center and charged with aggravated assault.

Neither the guard, who cooperated with the investigation, nor the juvenile were injured.

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