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A 6-year-old Michigan boy decided to take his family’s Ford Taurus out for a spin Saturday morning, when a cop pulled him over for hitting a street sign.
“I opened the door and asked him what he was doing,” Lapeer County Sheriff’s Deputy Karl Sapp said Sunday. “He told me he was going to the dealer to get the car fixed.”
The boy’s parents were at home sleeping when the boy was pulled over around 7:30 a.m. They had no idea he had even left, the Detroit Free Press reports.
The boy was initially headed for a Chinese restaurant where he ate the night before, the deputy told the paper.
“He had never driven before,” Sapp said. “Nobody taught him.”
“I don’t know how he was able to operate everything and see at the same time,” he added. “Apparently, he was close enough that he could reach the pedals.”
Two other motorists called 911 to report erratic driving. They stopped the car until police arrived.
It was unclear Sunday whether police would seek any charges, the Free Press reports.
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