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Tuesday, February 08, 2005
This is NOT the kid in the story!
BOY, 4, TAKES CAR FOR A SPIN
SAND LAKE, Mich. — A 4-year-old boy hopped into his mom's car in the middle of the night and drove to the video store. And back.
Although he was unable to reach the accelerator, the boy managed to put the car in gear, and the idling engine provided enough power to take him slowly to the store, a quarter-mile away, at 1:30 a.m. Friday, police said. Finding the store closed, the youngster began the slow trip back home.
But the vehicle, weaving and with its headlights off, got the attention of police Sgt. Jay Osga, who first thought he was following a driverless car.
The car turned into the boy's apartment complex and struck two parked cars, then backed up and hit Osga's cruiser.