In a data-driven explanatory series by the Tampa Bay Times, reporters found that more kids are arrested for juvenile car theft in sleepy, beachfront Pinellas County, Fla. than virtually anywhere else in America. Yet cops are powerless to stop this underestimated, dangerous crime. Kids are driving 100 miles per hour the wrong way down highways. They’re crashing every four days, in cases leading to injury and death. But thanks to a Florida law that treats the crime no differently from stealing a $300 phone, the kids can’t be held in juvenile jail. They’re arrested over and over, and stay free to keep stealing cars.