Michigan 6-Year-Old Takes Dad's Car for Ride

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

LAPEER, Mich. (AP) -- Authorities say a 6-year-old Lapeer County boy seeking Chinese food took his father's car for a morning joyride.

The Lapeer County sheriff's department says it was alerted by other drivers who saw a youngster driving erratically Saturday on M-24, about 60 miles north of Detroit.

When deputies arrived, two drivers had the car boxed in, and one of them pulled the keys from the ignition. Sgt. Andy Engster tells The Detroit News that the boy had no previous driving experience but wanted Chinese food around 7:30 a.m.

Engster says the boy also wanted to get the car repaired after hitting a sign. The boy's father told deputies that he was asleep and didn't know his son was gone.

The incident is under investigation.

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  • by Lori Location: Lansing on Apr 17, 2013 at 09:55 AM
    ... and in a couple of hours, the kid was thirsty from the Chinese food and had to drive to 7-11 for a Big Gulp. Ha!
  • by Larry Lentos Location: Jackson on Apr 15, 2013 at 05:43 AM
    Children can drive properly if trained correctly. I have my 7 year old daughter trained to drive in case of an emergency situation in case no other adult is around. In these situations, it is OK to allow children to drive as long as they have received proper training.
  • by Chris Location: jackson on Apr 13, 2013 at 08:06 PM
    If this guy gets in trouble and the Jackson Sheriff who's 3 year old son shot himself with his dad's gun gets off Michigan is really messed up!!! Take notice
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