Skip to comments.10-Year-Old Drives Off With 2nd Car in Two Weeks
Posted on 02/22/2014 10:36:44 AM PST by nickcarraway
Last week he had taken his toddler sister on a drive
A 10-year-old Norwegian boy who took his parents' car for a joyride last week, claiming he was a dwarf who forgot his driver's license, has hit the road again.
This time he took off in the car of a relative the family was visiting and managed to drive about 30 km (19 miles) before stopping, local police said on Thursday.
When the parents realized what happened, they phoned police who sent out messages over Twitter and traffic radio asking the public for help. The boy eventually stopped and a bystander took his keys away, police said.
The boy caused a stir last week in Dokka, his hometown about 110 km north of Oslo, when he loaded his 18-month-old sister in the family car and drove off to visit their grandparents 60 km away, only to drive into a snowy ditch after 10 km.
Police had considered the case closed. But they were not so forgiving about the second incident and have reported the family to child services.
"Nobody was injured, but that was more due to luck than anything else," Baard Christiansen, a spokesman for the Vest Oppland police, told Reuters. "The adults around the boy must take responsibility now before a tragedy occurs.
"It is scary and very sad that he is allowed to keep going on like this," he said.
Once you get fifty kilometers away from Oslo....it’s pretty rural. He might drive for fifteen minutes and not meet any oncoming traffic.
By the time he is 12, they never will know where he is or what he is driving.
News Alert: Be on the look out for a 12 year old driving a stolen snow plow. Last seen heading toward North.
The boys ability to sit in the car.
Had I done something like this, when I was a kid, I would have been lucky to be able to sit down ANYWHERE, let alone a car seat, after 2 weeks.
Heck, I might have been looking at getting my butt spanked everyday, for 2 weeks.
In todays society, I'm sure little Ollie got a "stern" talking to and maybe a 15 minute time out.
8 VERY WELL behaved kids.
I remember being over at their house one time, when they had their first or second child. My buddy's wife was holding the child, who was only a few months old (the baby, not my buddy's wife.) The baby was grabbing at her hair or necklace and she gave the baby a little flick of her finger on its hand. When it would resume, she'd give it a little stronger flick. The baby would stop and pull its hand back, with the look on its face, that it didn't like the flick.
They started out EARLY with discipline. They figured if they waited, it would be too hard later to reign in the child.
AT 10 years old, I can guarantee you, none of his kids would have even THOUGHT of doing what this kid did, ONCE, let alone doing it twice.
I agree with you. Barring a miracle, this kid is a lost cause and bound for more and deeper trouble.
Rookie. When I was 7, I drove my Uncle’s Mercury Comet through our garage. Not into the garage.....through the garage. Dad called me “Crash” for awhile.
“Hey! Crash! Hand me that wrench.”
“Dad, when will you let me drive the car?”
“When you can start drawing Social Security.”
Title should read “Ten Year Old Needs to be Taken to the Woodshed”
I remember the story of a little boy from Brooklyn, NY (I think), he was about this same age and he took and drove his grandmother’s car all the way to 6 Flags in Jackson, NJ.
I have no idea how much I’ve mangled this story, but it was still pretty amazing to me, because I was about 30 and didn’t know how to drive at all!
I predict a life of crime for this midget miscreant....
perhaps even a murder or two in his future. His personality
is set at this age. The odds of salvaging this kid and making him a trustworthy member of society are minimal and
shrinking every day.
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