8-Year-Old Boy Drives Younger Sister to McDonald's

He taught himself to drive by watching YouTube videos
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 12, 2017 2:03 PM CDT
8-Year-Old Boy Drives Younger Sister to McDonald's
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When an 8-year-old pulled up to the drive-thru window of an Ohio McDonald's on Sunday night, staff thought they were being pranked, the Morning Journal reports. But the boy and his 4-year-old sister just wanted a cheeseburger. Officer Jacob Koehler tells WFMJ the boy "looked up videos on YouTube on how to drive." Then he grabbed the keys to his dad's van, some money from his piggy bank, and headed for McDonald's.

The boy drove through downtown East Palestine without incident, following all the rules of the road. “He didn’t hit a single thing on the way there," Koehler tells the Morning Journal. "It was unreal." The boy's parents were sleeping at the time, and his grandparents were called to the McDonald's to pick him up. The boy did end up getting his cheeseburger, and no charges are expected. (More weird crimes stories.)

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