Eight year old boy teaches himself to drive and immediately heads to McDonald's
When you want a Happy Meal, you want a Happy Meal.
In perhaps the most relatable story of 2017 so far, it’s been reported that an eight-year-old boy in the US drove himself to MacDonald’s to get a cheeseburger.
Workers at the fast food restaurant thought they were being pranked when the boy pulled up to the drive-through window in a van with his four-year-old sister in the passenger seat.
The boy from East Palestine, Ohio, had taught himself to drive using Youtube tutorials, according to the Weirton Daily Times.
Local police were alerted to the incident after witnesses spotted the boy driving through the town in the van.
The paper reports that during his mile and a half long journey, the young driver “obeyed all traffic laws, stopping properly at red lights and waited for traffic to pass before making the left turn into the McDonald’s parking lot.”
“He didn’t hit a single thing on the way there. It was unreal,” said East Palestine Patrolman Jacob Koehler, who responded to the witnesses’ calls.
The boy explained to Koehler that he has eaten breakfast, lunch, and dinner that day but had just “really wanted a cheeseburger” and had brought money from his piggy bank to pay.
The police ruled out neglect, saying the kids’ parents were at home sleeping when the boy took the keys to his dad’s van.
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