First publishedin World Highways
Police in the US state of Michigan recently managed to stop a vehicle that had been taken without its owner's consent, with a seven year old boy at the wheel. The boy was dressed only in pyjamas and took his mother's Pontiac for a 32km drive before the police were able to apprehend him. The boy had been staying at his mother's house and decided he wanted to go and see his father, so he took the keys and the car. A member of the public saw the boy driving the car and alerted the police who gave pursuit. The boy drove at high speeds as the police gave chase but they were able to stop the vehicle and apprehend the child without injury. The mother was working night-shift during the incident and was unaware that her son had taken her car.