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8-year old boy steals dad’s car to drive his younger sister to McDonald’s

An eight-year-old boy who learned how to drive on YouTube stole his father’s car for a short trip to McDonald’s with his younger sister.

The boy drove his four-year-old sister to a McDonald’s drive-thru that was a mile and a half away from his home in East Palestine, Ohio County. Their parents were sleeping when this happened. He ordered a cheeseburger and paid with money from his piggy bank. The McDonald’s employees who took his order thought it was a prank, according to the Telegraph.

“This kid learned how to drive on YouTube,” patrolman Jacob Koehler said, as reported by the Weirton Daily Times.

“I think there is a good teaching point here. With the way technology is … kids will learn how to do anything and everything.

“He probably looked it up for five minutes and then said it was time to go.”

He added: “He didn’t hit a single thing on the way there. It was unreal.”

The police were alerted after having received several calls from concerned witnesses.

Daisy Wilder