Beijing Teen Hotwires City Bus, Goes On Destructive Rampage

A 13-year-old Beijing boy managed to slip into a parked city bus and take it on a massively destructive joyride through the city after swiftly hot wiring the ignition.

The boy zipped through Sunday morning traffic in the Chaoyang district, eventually crashing into more than a dozen cars, trucks and minibuses. He also downed two power lines and completely mangled the city bus. Following the hijinks, the authorities were not terribly amused and took the kid into custody, calling his guardians who were probably not amused either. One man, identified as Liu, said the bus was bearing down on him like a "dancing dragon, I threw my canteen and ran for my life." Coincidentally, the "Dancing Dragons" is also the name of the Jalopnik-sponsored breakdancing team. [CBC]