A newlywed couple on their honeymoon in the United States were left shattered after a boy allegedly stole their brand new car and led police on a chase in it.
Adelaide couple Dylan and Tayler Thomas were holidaying overseas when their house-sitters told them that their new Mazda CX-5 had been stolen.
Police allege the car was stolen from the couple’s Seaton home at around 4am on Monday by a 17-year-old boy.
Two days later, police patrols spotted a teenage boy filling up the grey Mazda with petrol at a service station.
Adelaide couple Dylan and Tayler Thomas (pictured) were honeymooning in the US when a teenage boy allegedly broke into their house and stole their car
The boy, 17, allegedly led police on a high speed pursuit in the brand new car two days later
The boy allegedly fled the service station without paying for the fuel after realising he had been spotted by the officers.
What followed was a high-speed highway police chase, which eventually ended when the boy drove the allegedly stolen car over spikes.
The car came to a halt but the 17-year-old allegedly fled from the scene, only to be arrested nearby.
The couple said the disturbing incident, which happened less than a week into their honeymoon, had ruined their trip.
The pursuit ended when the boy ran over spikes and allegedly fled from the car
‘To think this would be the happiest time of our lives enjoying such an amazing honeymoon in the US and now all we can think about is ‘is this guy going to come back for more?’, Mrs Thomas told The Advertiser.
‘We saved for so many years, dreaming of owning our own home and buying a brand-new car, and almost as soon as we get there, our home isn’t safe and our car has been taken right from us,’ she said.
The teenager was charged with stealing the car, engaging in a police pursuit and driving with a disqualified license.
He was refused bail after appearing in Port Augusta Youth Court on Wednesday.
The couple took to Facebook to vent their frustration after the alleged car theft
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