Two Ada teens were arrested Thursday, one with a stolen car, and a whopper of a story to tell.
The incident occurred at 4:29 a.m. near the intersection of 15th and Townsend. Ada Police Officer Kevin Heck said he was patrolling when he witnessed a red Pontiac Grand Am turn abruptly into a church parking lot.
“I continued to the alley behind the church and came around onto Broadway Street and I observed a female walking east in the 100 block of 15th Street,” Heck said in a report.
Heck was questioning the girl when a boy walked from the vehicle and said he was giving the girl a ride. Heck questioned the boy, 13, and the girl, 17, further.
“When asked what they were doing, (the girl) said she was walking to her cousin’s house from a friend’s house, but could not tell me the actual address of either house,” Heck said.
Heck said the boy claimed the vehicle was left to him by a relative who passed away. He arrested both on suspicion of curfew violation.
Heck said the vehicle turned out to be stolen and the boy changed his story. The boy told Heck he was walking from a friend’s house near Glenwood Park when a white truck pulled up and someone inside put a gun out the window and forced him in the truck.
He told Heck three men inside the truck gave him keys to the stolen car and that “he had to take it or they would find him.”
Both juveniles were released to their parents. The boy was cited for larceny of an auto and must report to juvenile authorities.