MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. -

A 10-year-old boy faces charges of grand theft and aggravated battery after he stole his family's car, police said.

Miami Gardens police said the boy did not want to go to school, throwing rocks and a brick at his mother and grandmother in retaliation.

Moments later, police said, the kid grabbed the car keys and drove away.

Neighbors called 911 and police apprehended him near Northwest 22nd Avenue and Northwest 167th Street.

Woman hits Christina Vazquez in face

TESTIMONY TODAY. THAT'S ALL COMING UP AT THE 5:00. ALSO AT 4:00, OUT OF CONTROL. A TEN-YEAR-OLD BOY TAKES OFF FROM HIS HOME AFTER A FIGHT WITH HIS PARENTS AND HITS THE ROAD. POLICE SAY IT ALL STARTED BECAUSE THE LITTLE BOY DIDN'T WANT TO GO TO SCHOOL. LOCAL10 NEWS REPORTER CHRISTINA VAZQUEZ IS OUTSIDE THE MIAMI GARDENS POLICE HEADQUARTERS TO TELL BUS A WILD MORNING. Reporter: IT WAS INDEED A WILD MORNING FOR THAT TEN-YEAR-OLD WHO SPENT MUCH OF THE AFTERNOON HERE AT THE MIAMI GARDEN POLICE HEADQUARTERS, AND JUST ABOUT AN HOUR AGO I SWUNG BY HIS FAMILY HOME TO TRY TO GET SOME REACTION, AND YOU JUST TO HAVE SEE WHAT HAPPENS NEXT. GRAND THEFT AUTO IS WHAT THIS MERE TEN-YEAR-OLD WAS CHARGED WITH THIS MORNING, CUFFED ON THE SIDE OF THE ROAD FOLLOWING A TRAFFIC STOP IN MIAMI GARDENS. YOU CAN T. YOUNG BOY'S HEAD BARELY CLEARING THE STEERING WHEEL. HE WOULD PERIL SEE OVER THE WINDSHIELD. HE COULD HAVE HURT SOMEONE, DAMAGED PROPERTY. Reporter: AND POLICE TELL ME THAT BEFORE THAT HAPPENED, THIS LITTLE INTERVIEW ACCUSED -- BOY IS ACCUSED OF THROWING ROCKS AND BRICKS AT HIS MOM AND GRANDMOTHER. POLICE SAY THE 911 CALL FROM THAT CHILD'S MOM ORIGINATED FROM THIS HOME. WHEN I APPROACHED, THERE WAS A WOMAN, BUT INSTEAD OF WANTING TO TALK TO ME ABOUT IT, SHE DECIDE HIT ME IN THE FACE. GET OUT OF MY FACE. WHY DID YOU HIT ME? YOU DON'T HAVE TO ASSAULT ME. YOU CAN JUST SAY "NO COMMENT." IT'S AT LOT EASIER THAN PUNCHING ME IN THE FACE. SAFE TO ASSUME YOU DON'T WANT TO SPEAK? Reporter: AND WE DID NOT GET ANY ADDITIONAL COMMENT. I CAN TELL THAT YOU HAPPENED JUST ABOUT AN HOUR AGO. I CAN STILL FEEL THE IMPACT ON MY FACE BUT THANKFULLY GOD APPARENTLY MADE ME STRONG ENOUGH TO TAKE A PUNCH. COMING UP IN AN HOUR, WE WILL TELL YOU THAT THE STATE ATTORNEY'S OFFICE IS SAYING ABOUT THIS CASE AND THE DOMESTIC SITUATION INVOLVING THAT TEN-YEAR-OLD BOY.

"He could barely see over the windshield," Detective Michael Wright said.

When Local 10's Christina Vazquez went to the family's home, a woman hit her in the face.

"Why did you hit me?" Vazquez asked her. "You don't have to assault me. You can just say 'no comment.' It's a lot easier than punching me in the face."