A mischievous 4-year-old boy took his exceptional grandfather’s SUV and drove it almost 2 miles to a petrol station because he craved Reese’s sweets. Sebastian, the charming youngster, took matters into his own hands to satisfy his sweet tooth.
The Blaine Police Department reported that at 8:30 a.m., the young boy stole his great-grandfather’s Hyundai Santa Fe keys and drove about 1.5 miles from his residence to the Blaine Speedway petrol station.
Although he could barely see over the steering wheel, he successfully reversed the SUV out of the driveway and onto the main road. Despite the busy morning rush hour, Sebastian navigated through the residential streets and eventually onto a major thoroughfare. When questioned about his destination, the inquisitive child told reporters that he was headed to the petrol station to purchase Reese’s.
Eyewitnesses reported that the SUV was being driven in a erratic manner, traveling between 10 to 15 miles per hour before maneuvering into the petrol station’s parking area.
Upon monitoring the vehicle, authorities arrived on the scene, and fortunately, no injuries were reported. However, several mailboxes were damaged, and the SUV collided with a tree, resulting in a piece of the bumper breaking off and landing in a nearby neighbor’s lawn.
The 4-year-old used his great-grandfather’s walker to reach the keys hanging on the wall hooks. Once he retrieved them, he climbed into the car and drove away without anyone noticing.
The boy’s great-grandfather, Roy Becker, revealed that the child has a habit of observing people and copying their actions. Becker added that the situation could have been disastrous, as the child was not wearing a seatbelt and could have collided with another vehicle. The family could have been planning a funeral.
Jenna Swenson, the boy’s mother, stated that it took some time to locate her son, and when she learned what had happened, she experienced feelings of fear and worry. “A bit of virtually all the emotions going on, trying to quantify what occurred,” she explained to the television network.
Blaine Police Department’s Captain Mark Boerboom remarked that he had never encountered such a young driver operating a vehicle before.
The family mentioned that they intend to secure the car keys and keep a closer watch on Sebastian in the future to prevent a similar incident from occurring.