According to Brownwood assistant Chief of Police James Fuller, the 14-year-old boy told his sister that he planned to "get a car and leave town," and carried out that plan Tuesday afternoon.
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According to Fuller, the teen made it as far as Bluff Dale in Erath County, just north of Stephenville on US Hwy 377, where he struck a utility pole around 9 PM. The teen was airlifted to Harris Methodist Hospital in Fort Worth where he is listed in critical condition, said Fuller.
Fuller also said that the police are familiar with the teen and have dealt with him before. The vehicle was recovered but badly damaged from the accident, Fuller reported.