A 14-year-old in Michigan fell 25 to 30 feet (7.6 to 9.1 meters) while being chased by police in a Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 that was allegedly stolen from the Ford Flat Rock Assembly plant in Michigan.
Body camera footage obtained by Fox shows an officer approaching the car with his rifle drawn, and telling the boy to get out of the car. According to police, the 14-year-old got off the passenger side of the car, jumped over the retaining wall on the side of the highway, and fell into an empty yard below.
The boy’s injuries were severe enough to incapacitate him, and he was taken to the hospital. Police from the town of Brownstown claimed, in a statement, that none of the injuries appeared to be life-threatening.
The accident occurred on October 12, 2022, shortly after 7:00 p.m., following a report of three Mustangs being stolen from the Ford Flat Rock Assembly Plant depot. Brownstown police say they have located three Shelby GT500 Mustangs heading north on I-75.
They claim that they tried to stop the vehicles, but none of them did. The officers were able to track down one of the vehicles, which appeared to have run out of fuel. After a number of thefts from Ford’s Flat Rock Assembly Plant, and others in the Detroit area, automakers are reported to have begun limiting the amount of fuel they put in vehicles to discourage thieves.
According to an officer who spoke to Fox 2 Detroit, the sticker price for the Mustang Shelby GT500 they recovered was $113,000. Such incidents, unfortunately, are not something unusual.
Ford has been a particular target of thieves recently, with reports emerging as recently as September of similar thefts. In that case, more than a dozen vehicles, including Mustangs and Jeep Wagoners, were stolen from the nearby Stellantis factory.