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updated: 10/1/2012 7:39 AM

Philly police expect charges against child driver

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Associated Press

PHILADELPHIA -- Police expect to charge a 10-year-old Philadelphia boy with auto theft and related charges after they say he swiped a van then crashed it into five parked cars.

Authorities say the boy made it less than a block after stealing a van that was unloading furniture early Sunday afternoon in West Philadelphia.

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Investigators say the boy grabbed the keys from the rear door and jumped in the driver's seat. The brief joy ride ended when the van crashed into the rear of a fifth parked car.

The boy's name wasn't released. Police say he'll be charged as a juvenile.

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