A baby-faced teen from England let out a big loud yawn as a judge sentenced him to four years behind bars for stealing a car and running over a police officer.
Kash Parkinson, 18, stole a Ford Fiesta and took police on a high-speed chase that ended in him reversing the car over a police officer who was trying to arrest him, according to the Manchester Evening News. The officer survived, but suffered whiplash and other injuries.
It’s definitely not Parkinson’s first rodeo. In fact, he was out on bail for another car robbery when he led police on that car chase, according to the Manchester Evening News. More than that, he has 47 previous convictions for crimes dating back to when he was 11.
In one case, according to the Manchester Evening News, he stole a disabled man’s car. He also bragged online about taking a joyride in a Rolls Royce, according to The Telegraph.
On Tuesday, Parkinson’s lawyer cited the teen’s bad childhood and told the court that his client had “one of the worst starts in life I have seen.” He also called him immature for his age.
The judge, Mark Savill, said he understood that, but as focused more on the public's needs for protection.
“You are just 18 but have an appalling record and the footage of the pursuit I have seen is truly chilling,” Savill said, according to the Telegraph. “Many people have the good sense to lie when they say they want to change their ways, but you have no idea.”
[Photo: Greater Manchester Police]
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