This is quite a story and the only other place on the planet I could see this happening is West Virginia.
Let me sum up, Westley!
A 14-year-old led police on a car chase in Fayette County while driving a van, slid to a stop in a field, desperately took off on foot only to finally be apprehended at which point the cops found a loaded handgun in his jeans pocket.
Now, you’d think he did this without an adult’s permission, but you would have thunk it wrong, Internet, because you’ve forgotten one very important thing — THIS IS FAYETTE COUNTY.
The van’s owner, Joseph D. Lewis Jr., 42, of Lemont Furnace, told police he “let his little dude drive it to go see his girl and he was to bring it right back,” according to the police report.
Little Dude: “Hey, can I borrow your van?”
Adult: “You ain’t old enough to drive yet, son!”
Little Dude: “But I need to go see my girl.”
Adult: “Well, why didn’t you say so in the first place?!” [tosses van keys to Little Dude]
Little Dude: “Thanks!” [Climbs in behind the wheel]
Adult: [realization dawns] “Hey! Wait just one minute! … Do you have a loaded gun?”
Little Dude: [pats pocket] “Right here.”
Adult: “Good boy. Now you bring the van RIGHT BACK, ya’ hear?”
Dear Fayette County, don’t ever change. Ever.