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19-Year Old In BC Stole A Public Transit Bus & Crashed It Into A Rock Wall This Morning

The driver was taking a break when it was stolen
19-Year Old In BC Stole A Public Transit Bus & Crashed It Into A Rock Wall This Morning

Short-lived, but bold none the less. On Wednesday, May 13, a 19-year-old male decided to steal a transit bus from a hospital parking lot in B.C. West Shore, Victoria RCMP confirmed that they arrested the suspect shortly after he crashed the bus into a rock wall. 

According to the media release posted by West Shore RCMP, the whole incident took place in the early hours of Wednesday morning. 

The detachment received reports at around 6:42 a.m. about a stolen vehicle that was parked at Victoria General Hospital. It was a bus that belonged to BC Transit. 

The driver was actually on break when the teen decided to take this bus out for a joyride. 

When the driver returned from their break, they realized that the bus was gone and that's when calls were made to the transit authorities. 

BC Transit then called the local RCMP unit and reported the situation. There were no passengers on the bus when it was parked outside of the hospital. That would be a whole extra layer to this plot. 

Not so long after, the police were advised that the bus had smashed into a rock wall on Herbate Road, near the Barker Road intersection in View Royal. 

A male suspect was seen running away from the scene and was identified as the thief. The fact he was running from the scene probably didn't help his case. 

At approximately 6:57 am, the cops reported getting a call from a residence near the 2700 block of Herbate Road.

The caller told the authorities that a male suspect had broken into his residence and then ran away when the caller approached him. 

The statement goes on to say that police were on scene within minutes and searched the surrounding area. 

They were able to locate the guy "a short distance away." 

With just fifteen minutes between the two calls on top of the few minutes it took to locate the offender, it seems like the whole thing was a quick investigation. 

The suspect has been identified as a 19-year-old offender but his name hasn't been disclosed. He remains in police custody. 

The investigation is ongoing, according to the West Shore division of RCMP.

The suspect is expected to show up in court on Wednesday, May 13. No other details about the investigation have been released by the police at this time. 

This isn't the first time this week that young Canadians have been getting into trouble. 

Two 19-year-olds were caught driving over 308 kilometres per hour at an Ontario highway just on Sunday. It seems like the West Coast has its own share of crazy road action. 

The article's cover photo has been used for illustrative purposes only. 

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