In an act of desperation, a 14-year-old boy leaped off of a 25-to-30-foot bridge after running out of gas during a pursuit.

On Wednesday night, three Mustang Shelby GT500s were stolen from the Flat Rock Assembly Plant lot in Metro Detroit. Officers with the Brownstown Police Department (BPD) ultimately spotted the three cars on I-75 and attempted to pull them over, though the drivers refused, FOX 2 Detroit reports.

Authorities ultimately decided to hone in on one of the cars and pursue it until it ran out of gas near an overpass. However, in an attempt to keep himself from being taken into custody, the driver decided that it would wise to jump off the bridge over 20 feet in height.

“It was a tall bridge. We didn’t expect that. I don’t think the gentlemen expected it to be a far drop either,” BPD Lieutenant Andrew Starzec shared, according to Fox 2 Detroit.

An array of officers, firefighters and paramedics proceeded to recover the suspect, who was identified as only 14 and transport him to a nearby hospital, where he was treated for minor injuries. His mother was notified, and further details, including the legal ramifications the minor will face, are presently unknown.

This situation is not the only recent incident of cars being stolen from the Flat Rock Assembly Plant lot, as four other vehicles were stolen earlier this week, too.

“I know that there were four stolen Mustangs out of the same lot the night before. That will be part of our investigation to see if it was that crew or a different one,” Starzec observed.

A month earlier, 12 Mustangs were also stolen from the lot, and there’s reportedly been a spike in carjackings all around the Detroit area. With some thieves being as young as 11 years old, authorities suspect that a ring of older adults may be pulling the strings and getting local kids to do their dirty work.

“The older offenders know, ‘I can do this and not really have my hands on it because I didn’t really steal the car,” Clive Stewart, lieutenant of the Detroit Police Department, said, Fox 2 Detroit reports.