Eight year old boy drives car to shop burger in Ohio

Thursday 13 April 2017 2 weeks ago 53   Washington   Print

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Report  Web desk : WASHINGTON: An eight-year-old American boy drove his father van to a McDonald because he just had to have a cheeseburger. The Ohio boy said he learned to drive by watching YouTube videos. The child, at the wheel with his four-year-old sister riding shotgun, drove for about a mile and a half, stopping at red lights and letting traffic pass before he executed a left turn into the McDonald in the town of East Palestine in eastern Ohio, the paper said. The parents were home asleep, it added. Police were alerted by people who saw the boy driving through town. When he pulled up to the drive-through window at the burger joint, employees thought it was all a joke. “The workers thought that the parents were in the back, but obviously they were not,” East Palestine patrolman Jacob Koehler said. When police showed up the boy started crying because he thought he had done something wrong, it added. The kids grandparents were called to take them to the police station, and in the meantime they got a meal of a cheeseburger, chicken nuggets and fries. The parents picked up their kids at the police station and no charges were filed, the paper said. 02