Six-year-old takes dad’s car for joyride

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LAPEER, Michigan — A 6-year-old boy is in some trouble after taking his dad’s car for a joyride.

Police in Lapeer, Michigan say the boy took the car keys while his parents were still sleeping.

The boy told police he was just going to get some Chinese food.

Other drivers called police when they saw a car driving erratically, and noticed a the child behind the wheel.

The 6-year-old driver ran over a “no left turn” sign, and told police he was then going to drive to the dealership to get the car fixed.

The joy ride ended a few miles from the boys home when two drivers used their cars to block the boy in until officers and his father arrived.

Nobody was injured in the incident. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, racial slurs or consistent name calling will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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