A 16-year-old who had been driving without a license was taken to the police station in Hvolsvöllur, south Iceland, last night along with four 15-year-olds who were with him in the car. They had a backpack full of homemade bombs with them.
When police first tried to make the teenager stop, he tried to shake the police car off by driving at high speed, both inside town limits and outside of town, up to 140 kilometers per hour. The conditions were slippery and none of the passengers were wearing a seat belt, Fréttabladid reports.
Police describe the incident as very serious. “We are just glad that we didn’t have to report a serious accident,” said inspector Atli Ólafsson.
The teenagers, who police have arrested before, are suspected of having caused damage in Hella and Hvolsvöllur with homemade bombs in the last few days. The bombs are made of cardboard cylinders and powder from fireworks and are extremely dangerous, according to Ólafsson.
During questioning it was revealed that the teenagers had been using the vehicle, which is unregistered, like a toy for a long time and that their parents had known about it.
Police confiscated the car and contacted the parents and the Child Welfare Council. The parents could be expecting punishment.