A 15-year-old who hopped in and stole a Volkswagen Jetta that had been left running outside a Dr. D.B. Todd Boulevard convenience market did not ride around for long.
North Precinct undercover detectives and an MNPD helicopter Tuesday afternoon used a GPS tracking program to follow the Jetta until it parked behind a residence on 14th Avenue North. The 15-year-old was taken into custody and disarmed of the stolen semi-automatic pistol he was carrying. He was booked into juvenile detention.