An 8-year-old Ohio boy told his dad he wanted to do him a favor when he took the family minivan for a ride during the early morning hours of April 2, crashing into a telephone pole at 5 mph and walking away unharmed.
The Associated Press reports that while his parents slept, the boy reportedly took the van’s keys from his mother’s purse, backed out of his driveway, and headed slowly down the road to put gas in the van. Barely able to reach the pedals and control the vehicle, the boy crashed into a telephone pole and was found by police.
The boy, still in his pajamas, was returned to his parents, who said they didn’t realize their son had left the house and didn’t wake up until the police arrived to drop him off. The boy explained himself by saying that he just wanted to do something nice, and his parents vowed to watch him more closely, the Associated Press said.
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