Two boys were arrested in St. Paul after allegedly stealing a car and then crashing it while drag racing.
According to St. Paul Police Department, the incident was reported by 911 callers around 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. Thet reported that two cars were racing in the area of E. Ivy Ave. and Flandreau St. and one of the vehicles crashed into a retaining wall and struck a tree.
The callers reported that five kids "immediately took off running."
Two of the kids, boys, ages 11 and 12, respectively, were caught near the crash scene. The 12-year-old was arrested for auto theft and possession of a BB gun in public, which police say was thrown in the snow behind a bench and was "a realistic-looking replica of a .40 caliber handgun."
The 11-year-old was treated at Regions Hospital for minor injuries and then booked at the Ramsey County Juvenile Detention Center for stealing a vehicle.
A second vehicle reported to be racing was gone from the scene when police arrived.
Anyone with information about the racing incident is asked to call St. Paul PD at 651-291-1111.