What was the dumbest thing you ever did when you were a kid? Did it even compare to this? What was the punishment for the worst thing you did?
The OPP were called to the area of the 400 and King Rd. after receiving reports of a vehicle driving erratically. OPP Sgt. Kerry Schmidt said “The vehicle exited off King Road, and that’s where officers picked it up.”
The vehicle was only doing about 50km/hr on the 400, exited at King Rd., then spun around and headed back to the 400 to head southbound.
“The officer came up beside it, saw what looked like a child, activated his lights and then the vehicle actually accelerated to well over the speed limit,” Schmidt said.
Police said the vehicle came to a complete stop on the shoulder, after which an officer exited his cruiser and approached the driver.
“Then the vehicle took off again,” Schmidt said.
More officers were called in at this point and they managed to box the vehicle in without injury or collision.
The driver was an 11-year-old boy who explained to the officers he was playing Grand Theft Auto and “wanted to see what it was like to drive a car”. Schmidt says the boy was safely returned to his parents.