Boy, 10, steals parents' car to visit grandparents 68 miles away...
then tells police he is a dwarf who has forgotten his licence
- Boy, 10, put his 18-month old sister in car and drove to visit grandparents
- Made it 10kms before veering off the snowy Norwegian road
- Told police he was a dwarf who forgot his driver's licence
- The children were uninjured and the car was undamaged
00:46 EST, 13 February 2014
00:47 EST, 13 February 2014
A ten-year-old Norwegian boy
who drove his parents’ car into a snowy ditch offered an inventive
excuse to police: he was a dwarf who had forgotten his driver’s license.
boy – who lives near Dokka, a town 110kms (68 miles) north of Oslo –
put his 18-month old sister into the car sometime before 6am, while his
parents were still sleeping and set off to visit his grandparents in
Valdres, about 60 kilometres away.
He drove more than 10 kilometres before veering off the road, where he was found by a snowplow driver who alerted police.
2Good excuse: A boy drove off a snowy road in
Norway, after he stole his parents car. When police found him he told
them he was a dwarf who forgot his driver's licence
‘The parents woke up and
discovered that the children were missing and that someone had taken
off with their car. They were pretty upset, as you can imagine,’ said
Baard Christiansen, a spokesman for the Vest Oppland police district.
‘The boy told the snowplow driver that he was a dwarf and that he had forgotten his driver's licence at home.’
Police said the children were not injured and the car was not damaged, and that no charges would be filed.
have talked to them, and I'm pretty sure they're going to pay very
close attention both to their children and to their car keys in the
future,’ Christiansen said.
Returned safely: The town of Dokka, north of Oslo, where the 10-year-old boy is from