OTTAWA - OTTAWA — Numerous police forces on both side of the border, at least three stolen cars, police chases in two provinces and one state, gunshots and two arrests made up an Ontario teenage couple's Thanksgiving weekend, authorities say.
Authorities on both sides of the border said Tuesday they have no idea what the runaway teens — a 16-year-old Eganville, Ont., boy and his 13-year-old Pembroke, Ont., girlfriend — were trying to accomplish or where they were headed.
"I've been doing this 30 years and never experienced this with a bunch of kids," said Franklin County Sheriff Scott Nichols. "It's a little on the odd side. They caused a lot of chaos in two to three hours."
Police believe it all started Sunday afternoon in Eganville.
A Chevy Avalanche was stolen, with its teen driver heading to Pembroke, then Ottawa.
Ottawa police later spotted the stolen truck early Monday, but called off their pursuit when the driver drove into to oncoming lanes. The truck was later found abandoned in a liquor store parking lot.