Hamilton police charge teen after school bus joyride to Tim Hortons
Hamilton police file photo.
The Canadian Press
Published Thursday, December 31, 2015 11:37AM EST
HAMILTON - A 17-year-old is facing charges after allegedly stealing a school bus and taking his friends for a ride through the streets of Hamilton.
Police say they got wind of the joy ride on Wednesday night when three youths were seen getting out of a bus near a Tim Hortons location at 10:30.
Police checked the bus and determined it had been stolen from Stoney Creek about a week ago.
They allege the 17-year-old from Oakville, Ont., had kept the bus hidden away over the holidays before deciding to take some friends for a spin.
The youth, who's name cannot be released, is facing charges of possession over $5,000.
He has been held in custody pending a bail hearing.