| Wednesday, February 09, 2005
| FOUR YEAR OLD DRIVES MOM'S CAR TO VIDEO STORE AT 1:30 a.m.
|SAND LAKE , Michigan --
A boy drove his mother's car to a video store
in the middle of the night, police said--
and he's all of 4 years old.
Even though he was unable to reach the accelerator,
the boy managed to put the car in gear and the idling
engine provided enough power to take him slowly to the
store, a quarter mile from his home, about 1:30 a.m.
Friday, Police Chief Dough Heugel said. Finding the
store closed, the youngster began a slow trip home.
Weaving and with its headlights off, the car got the
attention of Police Sgt. Jay Osga, who initally
thought he was following a driverless car that had taken
off after being left running at a gas pump.
The car turned into the boy's apartment complex and struck
two parked cars, then back up and struck Osga's police car.
That'w when Osga discovered the boy inside.
"He knew how to go from forward to reverse",
Osga said Monday. "The mother said she taught him how to
drive by letting him sit on her lap and steer.".
No charges will be filed against the boy or his other. Heugel said.
"He's 4 years old. His mom did'nt even know he was up,"
Heugel told the Grand Rapids Press.
"I don't think he even realize what he did."
(abstracted from CHISUNTIME/Associated Press)
|posted by infraternam meam @ 4:14 AM