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13-year-old steals car in Fitchburg, police say

Madison, Wis. (WISC)-- A 13-year-old is in custody Wednesday after police said he was caught driving a stolen car.

Fitchburg officers tried stopping the car around 2 a.m. Wednesday, but the teen drove away.

A few minutes later, officers noticed him again.

He got out of the car and tried running away, but officers caught up and arrested him near the Beltline and Verona Road.

The vehicle was reported stolen to the Madison Police Department.

The 13-year-old is being held on tentative charges of operating a car without the owner's consent and eluding officers.

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