15 Year-Old Takes Tram For a Joyride

15 Year-Old Takes Tram For a Joyride

Published: October 26, 2011 (Issue # 1680)

MOSCOW — Police in a Urals town are investigating an incident in which a teenager commandeered an empty tram and safely drove it for almost an hour.

The 15-year-old stumbled upon the empty tram in the town of Zlatoust while its driver and conductor were out to lunch earlier this month.

The boy drove the tram for about 40 minutes along its normal route, picking up and dropping off passengers. The joyride ended when police switched the tracks, forcing the tram back to the depot, where the boy was apprehended.

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