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Six-year-old Goes Out for Chinese Food

Motorists were surprised to see a child driving along the road in Lapeer, Michigan, early Saturday morning. According to Sgt. Andy Engster of the local sheriff's office, motorists boxed in the child and his car and called police. They found a 6-year-old who had taken the family car.

The boy had taken the keys off the counter at home and told the responding officer that he had never driven before and nobody had taught him how.

"He said he'd never even sat on his dad's lap to steer the car or anything," said Engster.

When police asked the boy why he took the car, he told them he was going to get Chinese food. He had hit a "no left turn" sign on Park and Pine streets near his home and, seeing the damage to the car, decided he needed to head to the dealer to get it repaired.

The unnamed boy's father was called to retrieve him. The parents had been asleep, and were unaware that the child had left the house. No one was injured. Link -via Arbroath

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hm maybe driver licensing should be based on ability and maturity rather than age
this kid drives better than some people it seems
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Fair do's to him, After about 60 lessons and about £1500 I still cant even remember how to start a damn car, This kid will go far (when he is legal)
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I can do better than that: When I was three, way back in 1971, my parents thought they heard someone stirring in the kitchen after dark. They found me sitting on the floor of the pantry eating Oreos dipped in Crisco then in sugar. I like to think of myself as the unacknowledged inventor of the Double Stuff Oreo.
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Horrible parenting, they should have taught him to shop around and get estimates for car repairs, not go straight to the dealer!

(yes this is a joke)
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