Cops: Boy, 14, took stepdad's car on joyride

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ORLANDO, Fla. - Orlando police busted an underage boy who they said was joyriding his parents' SUV.

Investigators said they found a loaded gun inside the Nissan SUV when they pulled the 14-year-old over on south Semoran Boulevard in Orange County.

Orlando police said Steven Usma is not a typical criminal at 5 foot 3 inches and 110 pounds, but public records show police have been to his house at least 10 times over the last year.

Usma's mom said she wants to send him to military school and that he's been acting out throughout the last year.

Police said Usma stole his stepdad's SUV while his grandmother was baby-sitting him.

"(I felt) surprised, amazed, ashamed," said Usma's mom Sandra Vazquez, about her reaction when she found out her son had stolen the car.

Investigators said Usma and three other kids took off early Sunday morning and drove the Nissan at least 8 miles from Usma's east Orange County home.

A cop pulled them over for an unsafe lane change.

When the officer walked up to the car, he noticed a round of ammunition on the driver side floorboard, so he searched the car and found a gun inside the center console.

It's not clear whose gun it was, and the arrest report shows someone scratched off the serial number.

Usma tried to run away, but officers caught him.

In court, he barely moved a muscle, even when he heard his parents' answer to a question from Judge Regnald Whitehead.

"Are you OK with him coming home with you?" asked Whitehead.

"No," said both parents.

Usma was ordered to a youth shelter and never looked back at his parents while a deputy escorted him out of the courtroom.

"We were thinking of sending him to a military academy, a boarding school or something like that. He just passed the limit," Vazquez said.