Thursday, 30 January 2014

Child steals grandmother's car after learning to drive from videogames

A 12-year-old boy from St. Catherines, Ontario, Canada, was stopped by border police while attempting to cross into the United States in his grandmother's stolen Nissan Altima.
 
Constable Derek Watson of the Niagara Regional Police, said that the grandmother had heard her car start before she witnessed it exit the driveway and speed off into the distance. "She looked for her keys and noticed them missing from her jacket pocket"
 
Police then issued a description of the car and driver to all agencies in the area and it wasn't long before staff at U.S Border Patrol spotted the tiny driver attempting to enter the United States via the Niagara's Lewiston-Queenston Bridge.

The unnamed tearaway had driven around 12.5 miles towards the border without incident, tackling busy motorway sections and avoiding the authorities.

Police revealed that the boy had apparently learnt to drive thanks to driving games and simulators he played on his home consoles.

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