Four juveniles are in custody after a stolen pickup truck crashed into a Woodbridge, Va., home Tuesday morning.
Prince William County police said five teens walked out of a supervised juvenile shelter Monday night and stole a pickup truck in Manassas. On Tuesday morning, after they had dropped off one member of their group and allegedly struck another call, police followed them.
The truck plowed into the door of a home in the 6900 block of Choate Court right when the family's 5-year-old would usually have been standing there waiting for the school bus -- but by a lucky coincidence, she wasn't.
The little girl's mother was upstairs at the time, and for a heart-stopping moment, she thought the worst.
"I just knew she was dead," Frida Alombah told News4's Jackie Bensen. It turned out that no one in the family was injured.
The four teens -- three of them girls -- jumped out of the car and found themselves inside the house among the residents, with police right behind them. At one point, the family's 23-year-old daughter was accidentally handcuffed, Bensen said.
The Alombah house is boarded up. The Red Cross is helping the family find shelter and basic necessities.
It wasn't immediately clear whether the suspects are old enough to drive. The facility they live in is for juveniles who have committed juvenile fences, but they are considered low risk, so it's a low-security facility.