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Michigan 6-year-old goes on joy ride

on April 14, 2013 1:20 AM

LAPEER, Mich. (AP) — Authorities say a 6-year-old boy seeking Chinese food took his father’s car for a morning joy ride.

The Lapeer County sheriff’s department says it was alerted by other drivers who saw a youngster driving erratically Saturday on M-24, about 60 miles north of Detroit.

When deputies arrived, two drivers had the car boxed in, and one of them pulled the keys from the ignition. Sgt. Andy Engster said the boy had no previous driving experience but wanted Chinese food around 7:30 a.m.

Engster says the boy also wanted to get the car repaired after hitting a sign. The boy’s father told deputies that he was asleep and didn’t know his son was gone.

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