Six Year Old Lapeer Boy Takes Car To Get Chinese Food
A 6-year-old Lapeer boy made the national news when he went out to pick up Chinese food. The reason for all the attention is because he wasn't walking or riding his bike. He took the family car.
Several drivers alerted police to the child driver Saturday morning, The Detroit News reported.
"They told police when they called that it looked like a 6-year-old was driving the car," said Sgt. Andy Engster of the Lapeer County Sheriff's Department. "And they were exactly right."
Two drivers of other vehicles had boxed in the boy and one driver had reached into the vehicle the boy was driving and taken the keys out of the ignition.
The boy, whose name was not reported, told officers that he took the keys off the counter at his home and that he was going to get Chinese food.
During his joyride, the boy hit a "no left turn" sign and damaged the car.
The boy's father, came and pick him up. He said he was asleep and he didn't even know the child was gone.
Fortune cookie says "Big Trouble Coming Your Way Kid".