8-Year-Old Learns To Drive On YouTube, Heads Out For Some Cheeseburgers
An 8-year-old boy in East Palestine, Ohio, drove himself and his 4-year-old sister to McDonalds after learning how to drive on YouTube. The boy didn’t hit anything or anyone, obeyed all traffic laws, and, despite being spotted by a family friend, got to eat his cheeseburger.
“He didn’t hit a single thing on the way there. It was unreal,” East Palestine Patrolman Jacob Koehler told The Weirton Daily Times.
After his parents had fallen asleep, the boy was attacked by a craving for a cheeseburger and headed YouTube to learn the means necessary to satisfy it.
Standing the tips of toes, the boy was able to reach the keys to his father’s car. He fetched his sister – who was in it for the chicken nuggets – grabbed some money from his piggy bank, and headed for the golden arches.
When the boy pulled up to the drive-through to place his order, McDonalds workers thought they were being pranked.
“The workers thought that the parents were in the back, but obviously they weren’t,” said Koehler.
After being spotted by a family friend, both the police and the children’s grandparents were called. The boy ate his cheeseburger while waiting to be taken to the station. In tears, he pleaded with Koehler, promising that he didn’t think he had done anything wrong.
The children’s parents picked them up at the police station and no criminal charges were filed.
Maybe the next time a craving arrives, the boy can instead learn how to cook a cheeseburger on YouTube. And if his parents don’t have all the ingredients, well, let’s hope the grocery store isn’t too far a drive.