WTF--4-Year-Old Mich. Boy Drives Mother's Car

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    SAND LAKE, Mich. - 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.

    Video Four-Year-Old Drives Mom's Car to Video Store
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    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 Doug 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 initially 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 backed up and struck Osga's police car.

    That's 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 mother, Heugel said.

    "He's 4 years old. His mom didn't even know he was up," Heugel told The Grand Rapids Press. "I don't think he even realizes what he did."

    no charges files yet?? what was the little booger eater doing up at that time of night?
     
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    renting movies to help him sleep? :baby:
     
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    I'm trying to figure out what mother doesn't know when her child stirs.
     
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    the article doesnt state this, but are we supposed to infer that he started it too? or is leaving the vehicles running at night something they do in MI?
     
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    Ignitions are sometimes a bit difficult to turn. Maybe he hot-wired it!
     
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    could very well be! you never know what they are teaching our kids now days :flameth:
     
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    I was thinking the same thing!!! How does a 4 yr old know how to start a car??? :confused:

    I hope the mom is more carefull about where she throws her keys now..
     
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    Besides hiding the keys, looks like mommy needs to put some latches on the topside of the door that he can't reach - or maybe even some padlocks for this particular kid! What else will this nightowl do? Pretty smart kid. Lucky he didn't get hurt.
     
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    How did he see to drive? I have trouble with that and I'm about 5'.
     
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    You're kidding?! I tho't you'd be about 5'9" or 5'10".
     

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