An 8 year old boy drove himself and sister to McDonald's

Publish Date
Thursday, 13 April 2017, 11:55AM
Photo: Getty Images

Photo: Getty Images

Sometimes food cravings can make you do crazy things. This was the case for an 8-year-old Ohio boy to take his 4-year-old sister for a ride in his dad's van, which he learned to drive on the internet. 

East Palestine police officer Jacob Koehler told WJW-TV in Cleveland that the father went to bed Sunday, and the mother fell asleep on the couch with the kids.

Koehler says witnesses saw the boy driving and called police in the city, about 145km south-east of Cleveland. He says the boy drove about 1.6km to the restaurant, through intersections and over railroad tracks, without mishap, all the while obeying traffic laws.

Koehler says the boy told him that he learned to drive by watching YouTube videos. No charges have been filed.

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