A ten-year-old boy who drove his parents’ car into a ditch had a creative excuse ready when police found him: he said he was a dwarf and he’d forgotten his driver’s licence at home.
The boy – who lives near Dokka, north of Oslo – had also brought his 18-month-old sister along for the ride. Britains’ Daily Mail reports that he snuck out of the house at about 6 a.m. while his parents were sleeping and set off to visit his grandparents in Valdres, about an hour away.
They made it about 10 kilometres before they veered off the road and landed in a snowy ditch. They were found by a snowplow driver, who immediately alerted the police.
The boy told police he was a dwarf and that he was licensed to drive, but had forgotten his ID.
The children were not injured and the car was not damaged, although the parents were frantic.
“The parents woke up and discovered that the children were missing and that someone had taken off with their car,” police spokesman Baard Christiansen told the Mail.”They were pretty upset, as you can imagine.”
Police said at the time that no charges would be filed, but now the boy has struck again: he reportedly stole his aunt’s car late last week. His parents reported him as soon as they noticed he was missing, but he made it about 20 kilometres in her Opel before being stopped by police.
His mother told the Mail he’d promised never to do it again but apparently the temptation was too great.
The mother said she assumes the temptation was too great.
“He is a boy who likes adventure and excitement, that’s all there is to it,” she said.