Teens crash mom's car into apartment building

Teens crash mom's car into apartment building
The car went through the fence (WALB)
The car went through the fence (WALB)

AMERICUS, GA (WALB) - An Americus juvenile faces charges after police say he snuck out and drove his mother's car into an apartment complex building.

The resident at the street level apartment woke up to the frightening scene early Monday morning, when the car crashed through her window.

Police say two juveniles without driver's licenses ran the car into the complex around 5:00 Monday morning. They jumped the curb and drove the Ford Focus into the window.

Police say the two ran off after the crash but were caught shortly after. They were questioned and then turned over to their parents.

"That's still under investigation, because she stated that she did not give them permission to have the vehicle, and she went to bed around 11 o'clock, and this happened at 5:30 in the morning," said Interim Chief Herman Lamar.

The 16 year old driver is charged with failure to report an accident, hit and run, and driving without a license.

The mother is not facing charges at this time, and neither does the 16 year old passenger.

It's unclear how much damage was done to the building. Luckily, no one was injured.

The apartment complex did not want to comment on the crash.

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