Five youths steal bus for a joy ride; land in police custody
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Last Updated: Tuesday, May 03, 2011, 12:57
Pune: A midnight "adventure" landed five youths here in police custody after they 'stole' a Pune Muncipal Transport bus from a depot to enjoy a ride.

The youths -- all college students -- were arrested on Monday after a patrolling team of policemen saw a city bus being driven unevenly at the dead of the night in Kothrud area and chased it to bring it to a halt.

According to police, the youths decided to have "adventure and fun" when one of them told them that he can drive heavy vehicle and set their eyes on the bus parked in front of the depot.

The joy ride lasted for almost two hours -- despite a dash against an electricity poll on the street -- before they were caught by police.

Police said the appearance of the bus on that particular route at an unusual hour, speed of the vehicle and style of driving aroused suspicion, prompting them to chase and stop it resulting in arrests.


First Published: Tuesday, May 03, 2011, 12:57

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