Dramatic dash cam video shows deputies stopping a 13-year-old armed carjacking suspect during a brief chase in North Florida. The incident happened Tuesday afternoon in Lake City.
The Columbia County Sheriff's Office took a 911 call from a woman who said a boy just stole her car. She told investigators the boy came over to her house and asked for a ride. She said no and the boy left. He came back minutes later with a gun and demanded the keys to her car. She gave up the keys and he hopped into the driver's seat. He couldn't start the car. The woman said she got into the car to take the keys away when the boy managed to get the engine going. She said he threatened to kill her if she got out of the car. She managed to call 911 from the front seat of the car.
Deputies spotted the car and tried to pull it over but the boy kept going. The video shows a deputy giving a strong nudge to the suspect's car. It's known as a PIT maneuver. The car spun out across the median and crashed on the other side of the street. Deputies rushed over with their guns drawn to arrest the young suspect, identified as 13-year-old Devon Hunter Welch.
The 67-year-old carjacking victim appeared shaken as a deputy took her out of the car. She told deputies she didn't know the boy.
Welch is being charged with armed burglary, carjacking, abduction and driving without a license.
Our affiliate CBS12 in West Palm Beach, Florida contributed to this story.