Tuesday morning, about 8:30, 4-year-old Minnesota boy Sebastian put a real scare into his family when he took off in the SUV.
How did he pull off what might have been the perfect crime? He used great grandpa Roy’s walker to grab the keys from wall hooks, and, when no one was watching, hopped into the driver’s seat and took off.
His eyes barely able to see above the steering wheel, and took off. He backed out of the driveway, heading through some winding neighborhood streets, before turning left onto incredibly busy, four-lane street at the heart of the morning rush.
From there, witnesses say he drove erratically (maybe because he couldn’t see over the wheel…and he’s 4!) along the road at speeds in the 10-15 mph range before getting the Santa Fe safely into the gas station parking lot where police quickly met him.
There were some bumps in the road, including mailboxes. He also dinged a tree. But thankfully no one was hurt. Why did he do it? They were out of Reece’s.
And that is how his family learned they had to watch Sebastian a little more closely and lock up the car keys!