A 10-year-old girl from Bismarck, north dakota felt like taking her friends on a joyride, so she stole the keys of a 2009 Pontiac from a cubby hole at the Missouri Valley Family YMCA gym and drove off. The joyride ended with a flat tire and the girl getting caught by police.

Girl enjoys joyride while owner looks for his 2009 Pontiac

After stealing the car keys from the YMCA, the 10-year-old girl was enjoying a joyride with four of her besties. However, at the same time, a 46-year-old man was calling the Bismarck police to report that his 2009 Pontiac – and the keys needed to start it – had been stolen from outside the Missouri Valley Family YMCA.

The car had been stolen soon after the owner arrived at the gym at 7:45 p.m.

Juvenile driver gets a flat tire

The girl had driven off in the Pontiac and had picked up her four friends, taking them for a spin through the city, but she eventually hit a curb, leading to a flat tire. A witness spotted the Stolen Car at around 10:05 p.m., surrounded by five kids who were attempting to change the front passenger-side tire. Bismarck police were soon to arrive at the scene, confronting the youngsters about the stolen car.

The 10-year-old admitted that she had found the keys to the Pontiac in a cubbyhole at the YMCA and had stolen the car. Not only that, it turned out she had thrown the vehicle owner’s phone and wallet out of the window of the car as she drove.

As reported by the Bismarck Tribune, police managed to track down the discarded items by using a mobile app on the car owner’s phone. Reportedly a bicycle rider then claimed to have found the wallet and phone lying on the ground in another area of the city.

The girl ended up being cited by police for motor vehicle theft and was then released to her parents.

Her friends got off lightly as the girl had told them the car belonged to a relative.

Children stealing cars is becoming a 'thing?'

This is isn’t the first incident of this nature involving kids and stolen cars. Last month a 10-year-old Daytona Beach boy was arrested for the fourth time in six weeks for vehicle theft and was still wearing an ankle monitor from his last bust.

As reported by the Sacramento Bee, an eight-year-old boy was caught driving a car with his four-year-old sister on board earlier this year. The kids were apparently hungry, and their parents were sleeping, so they were driving themselves to McDonald's for snacks. No charges were filed against the two children.