Boy, 10, steals Car To Visit His Grandparents

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In an astonishing turn of events, a ten-year-old boy from Norway took his parents’ car for a drive, aiming to visit his grandparents.

The boy’s journey began early in the morning while his parents were still asleep, showcasing his surprising determination and creativity.

The Journey Begins

Living near the town of Dokka, 68 miles north of Oslo, the boy placed his 18-month-old sister in the car before 6 am.

His plan was to drive to Valdres, where his grandparents reside, approximately 37 miles away.

Despite his young age, he managed to navigate the car over 6 miles through snowy roads before losing control and veering into a ditch.

A Creative Excuse

The scene was discovered by a snowplow driver who, upon finding the car off the road, approached to offer assistance.

The boy claimed he was a dwarf who had forgotten his driver’s license at home. This inventive excuse highlighted the boy’s quick thinking in an unusual situation.

Parents’ Distress

Meanwhile, back at home, the boy’s parents woke up to an alarming discovery: their children were missing, and their car was gone.

The parents were understandably distressed, fearing for the safety of their children.

Baard Christiansen, a spokesman for the Vest Oppland police district, described their reaction: “The parents were quite upset, as you can imagine. They woke up and discovered that the children were missing and that someone had taken off with their car.”

Safe Return

Fortunately, the police soon arrived at the scene where the snowplow driver had found the children.

Both the boy and his sister were unharmed, and remarkably, the car was also undamaged.

The police decided not to file any charges, understanding the innocence of the children’s intentions and the relief of their safe return.

Lessons Learned

Christiansen added, “We have talked to them, and I’m pretty sure they’ll be paying very close attention to both their children and their car keys in the future.”

A Quiet Town Shaken

The town of Dokka, typically a quiet area, was momentarily shaken by this unusual adventure.

Thanks to the snowplow driver’s prompt actions, the children were safely returned home, and the parents’ anxiety was quickly alleviated.

This incident serves as a unique reminder of the unexpected lengths to which a child’s imagination and determination can go.


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