MONROE, Ga. — A teenager is in custody after police say he stole beer and then led police on a chase.

WGCL-TV reports that the Walton County Sheriff’s Office says deputies attempted to pull over a vehicle driving erratically Wednesday morning, but the driver sped off, stopped the car and then fled on foot. The 15-year-old boy was apprehended by a deputy a short distance away.

Deputies say the 15-year-old had shoplifted an unknown amount of beer from a Walmart.

He has been charged with fleeing, driving while unlicensed, obstruction, shoplifting and minor in possession of alcohol. Another minor inside the car was also charged with minor in possession of alcohol.

The teens have been released to the custody of their parents. It’s unknown if they have lawyers.


Information from: WGCL-TV, http://www.cbs46.com

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