A young boy who stole his father’s car for a trip to McDonald’s learnt how to drive on YouTube, police say.
The eight-year-old drove his four-year-old sister to his local McDonald’s drive-thru a mile and a half from his home in East Palestine, Ohio County, while his parents were sleeping.
He observed the rules of the road and ordered a cheeseburger using money from his piggy bank, according to reports. The McDonald’s workers who took his order thought it was a prank.
“This kid learned how to drive on YouTube,” patrolman Jacob Koehler told The Weirton Daily Times.
“I think there is a good teaching point here. With the way technology is … kids will learn how to do anything and everything.
“He probably looked it up for five minutes and then said it was time to go.”
He added: “He didn’t hit a single thing on the way there. It was unreal.
“A friend of the family saw what was going on and called the grandparents.”