6 Year Old Takes Car Out To Get Chinese

People in Lapeer, Michigan, called to report a car moving erratically. Callers said it looked like a six year old was driving. Police discovered that a six year old was driving. He'd taken the keys off the counter at home, and taught himself what to do.

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Good morning. People in Lapeer, Michigan called to report a car moving erratically. Callers said it looked like a six-year-old was driving. Police discovered a six-year-old was driving. He'd taken the keys off the counter at home and taught himself what to do. Asked what he thought he was doing, the boy explained that he was going out for Chinese food, of course.

Then, having struck a no left turn sign, the boy was heading for the dealer hoping to make some car repairs. You're listening to MORNING EDITION.

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