Kids say the darndest things. And if police reports detailing small children jumping into vehicles and taking off is any indication, they do the darndest things too.
Maybe they have dreams of being Fast and Furious, but the following youngsters need to curb their enthusiasm before someone gets hurt. We’re not here for the stealing cars and speeding down highways with no license, but something must be said for these crafty excuses.
The boy – who lives near Dokka, a town 110kms (68 miles) north of Oslo – put his 18-month old sister into the car sometime before 6am, while his parents were still sleeping and set off to visit his grandparents in Valdres, about 60 kilometers away. “The parents woke up and discovered that the children were missing and that someone had taken off with their car. They were pretty upset, as you can imagine,” said Baard Christiansen, a spokesman for the Vest Oppland police district. “The boy told the snowplow driver that he was a dwarf and that he had forgotten his driver’s license at home.”
The 3-year-old boy was under his mother’s watch in Myrtle Creek when the incident happened last week, Police Officer Kevin Taggart said. She was not paying attention to him and he found the keys, got inside the car and knocked it out of gear, according to Taggart. A witness called 911 after seeing the child rolling by in the Jeep before hitting the house. Sensing he was in trouble, the toddler jumped out of the car and dashed home. “An officer went to the boy’s home — and the boy was sitting on the couch watching cartoons like nothing ever happened,” Taggart said.
What about that 9-year-old who borrowed a car, drove to the airport and hopped a flight because he thought he was in a video game?
The boy’s father said he didn’t fully understand what he had done when he stole the vehicle on October 1st. The truck had keys in the ignition and was stolen out of a business parking lot, according to a police report. “He told the police officer he thought he was playing ‘Grand Theft Auto,’” the father said. The MAD DADS spokesman added that the family does not own the video game.
Any kids who want to see grandma. Because sorry, that’s a valid excuse. From WISN:
A 9-year-old child with a 4-year-old in the backseat, drove a car several miles to visit their grandmother’s house in Washington County,Wis., authorities said. The Washington County Sheriff’s Office said the children ended up in the parking lot of Wegner’s Cedar Lake Inn. The children apparently took an open car with keys inside from a boat dealership off Highway 33.
This kid who didn’t want to go to school, so he took matters into his own hands. From Local10:
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.