There's nothing better to catch on TV, or online, than a high-speed chase. As dangerous as the incidents can be, you can't help but keep your eyes locked on what's happening, and anticipating how it will end.

It's even more enticing when the vehicle leading police on a chase is something unusual, like a sports car, a semi, a bulldozer, or even... a forklift. That was the case back in November, in Ann Arbor that police finally confirmed this week.

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It's unclear as to why police waited until January to release details of the event, but nonetheless, what happened in Ann Arbor back in November is nothing short of a wild event. After blurring out any images of the child in the cab of the forklift, to protect their identity, the Ann Arbor Police finally released the full chase video, which you can see at the bottom of this page.

Authorities say they were dispatched to Forsythe Middle School before 7 p.m. on Nov. 25th - two days after Thanksgiving - for a report of a stolen piece of construction equipment. It turned out to be a Construction Genie Telehandler, essentially used as a high-end forklift, that could weigh up to 35,000 pounds.

Police quickly found it, driving down Brooks Street, and upon reaching it, realized the person behind the wheel was a minor. A 12-year-old had stolen the vehicle, which was later found to have been unlocked, with the keys in it.

The unidentified 12-year-old boy took police on a 13-mile chase reaching speeds up to 20 mph, and struck up to 10 parked vehicles.

After more than 40 minutes, the boy eventually gave up, stopped the vehicle, and was taken to a juvenile detention facility where he was held until Nov. 28th, when he was released to his guardians.

Washtenaw County Prosecutors are not clear on what the next step is in the case.

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