A ten-year-old boy in Norway woke up before dawn and decided to take a drive to see his grandmother, 30 kilometers away! He took his toddler sister, who was also awake, with him. A few miles from home, snowplow driver Bjørn Hagen (pictured) spotted the family car in a ditch. The boy flagged down the snowplow to ask for a tow. Hagen was not equipped for that, and, unbeknownst to the boy, called the police instead.
He later told another snowplough operator that he was a dwarf and had wound up in the ditch when making a hasty U-turn to go home for his driving licence.
The young boy and his 18-month-old sister, who was sitting on the passenger seat without a seat belt, were unharmed and cheerful when they were found.
The children were returned to their parents, who were unaware of what had happened while they slept. Although not as clear, this machine translation is a more colorful account of the incident, from Dagbladet (the best-named newspaper ever). -via Arbroath
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