Long Island News
Autistic boy, 12, arrested after joyride
LEVITTOWN (WABC) -- A 12 year old Long Island boy is safe after taking some construction equipment for a joyride.
Police say the boy, who has autism, was reported missing Saturday afternoon.
Investigators say he found a construction vehicle with the keys in the ignition in a Levittown neighborhood.
The boy drove the truck down a street, hitting two parked cars before coming to a stop on a front lawn.
No one was hurt in the incident.
The boy was charged as a juvenile and released to his father's custody.
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