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Old 02-15-2014, 02:02 AM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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"The boy told the snowplow driver that he was a dwarf and that he had forgotten his driver's license at home," police spokesman says.

DOKKA, Norway, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- After stealing his parents’ car from Dokka, Norway with his 18-month old sister in tow, a 10-year-old boy attempted to drive to his grandparents’ house about 68 miles away -- and ended up in a snowy ditch six miles from home.

Read more: 10-year-old Norwegian boy claims he's a dwarf after crashing parents' car - UPI.com
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Old 02-15-2014, 08:24 AM
 
Location: Brentwood, Tennessee
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So this happened in the middle of the night??

If he were going on a joyride, WHY would he wake up his baby sister and load her in the car too???

LOTS of unanswered questions in this "news" article.
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Old 02-15-2014, 08:30 AM
 
Location: MMU->ABE->ATL->ASH
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I went to original story,

The 10yo took his parents car, they were home sleeping at the time. He was not on a joyride, he was driving over to his grandparents home 60KM or 37 miles away (some one at the UPI need to get a KM to Miles calculator.)
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Old 02-15-2014, 08:34 AM
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Location: Foot of the Rockies
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I went to original story,

The 10yo took his parents car, they were home sleeping at the time. He was not on a joyride, he was driving over to his grandparents home 60KM or 37 miles away (some one at the UPI need to get a KM to Miles calculator.)
How do you know it wasn't a joyride? This is kind of unusual behavior, no? His parents didn't send him to grandma's did they? And whether he was trying to get 60 miles or 37, he only made it six.

(We just had an incident with a 10 yo driving here in CO.)
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Old 02-15-2014, 09:06 AM
 
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That's funny* - sounds like something a kid I know would do / say.

*Funny being as how nothing bad happened to the kids and I am not their parent.
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Old 02-15-2014, 04:27 PM
 
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Kid can think on his feet that is for sure!!

Many years ago something similar to this happened in our town. A boy from a neighboring town took his grandfather's truck, drove it 15 miles into town, down one of the busiest streets in town and turned into a car dealership and parked the truck--and walked to his cousin's house near the dealership. Didn't hit another car, not even in the car dealership parking lot. He had to stand to reach the pedals and see over the dash. Our neighbor was one of the "arresting" police officers and she said she did all she could not to laugh through the interrogation as his feet were swinging in the chair, not even long enough to touch the floor. He was 8.
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