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YouTube video shows alleged car thief

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VANCOUVER, WA (KPTV) -

Police say he raced through a Vancouver neighborhood, shooting a stolen gun out his car window and he didn't even try to hide it.

Officials say 23- year-old Ronnie Wynn recorded the whole thing and posted the video on "You Tube".

Police arrested Wynn last month after he allegedly crashed a stolen car.

That's when they started investigating him further and say they found the video on his Facebook page.

In the video, police say a teenage girl is behind the camera as Wynn drives down the street.

After passing a police car, Wynn allegedly pulls out a silver handgun and fires a shot out the window.

On the recording Wynn shouts, "You heard that?  That's a .45 (expletive)."

Wynn continues driving and you can hear his tires squealing.

A few minutes later, he pulls out another gun – an airsoft rifle.

He seems to pose for the camera with it and then hides it on the floor again.

Police say Wynn stole both guns from his uncle after breaking into his house and now he's facing close to a dozen charges in two cases.

FOX 12 talked exclusively to Wynn's mother on Friday and she says she is heartbroken over the video.

"My son is not a bad son", said Carri Wynn.  "Ronnie is a good kid who went the wrong way."

Carri Wynn says Ronnie has struggled with drugs and he got mixed up with the wrong people.

But she says he calls her from jail every day with huge regrets.

"He's very remorseful, feels very stupid", said Wynn.  "He wishes he didn't make the choices he did, wishes he wasn't were he's at."

Ronnie Wynn is locked up in the Clark County Jail and he is scheduled to go on trial on September 17th.

Police records also indicate that Wynn is in a gang.

But to his mother, he's just a young man who needs help.

"Don't judge.  People make bad mistakes.  Thank god he didn't hurt anyone."

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