11-year-old goes for joyride; given stern “talking to” by copsPosted by Jack Howser on Monday, August 13th, 2012 @ 8:34 am.
According to sources in the neighborhood (at the south end of Lawrenceville, but outside city limits), an 11-year-old boy just walked out to his mom’s car yesterday morning, got in the car, and took off.
A neighbor reportedly called the cops when he saw the little boy take off, and they finally arrived….after the boy brought the car back, reportedly.
In fact, it was still sitting in the driveway, parked but running, when the cops arrived.
Apparently he shut it off and was allowed to go back inside the house, where the cops “talked to the boy and his mom” for about five minutes, then left.
Never mind the danger to others out on a Sunday morning. Never mind that this probably ISN’T the first time this kid has done such a thing (how the hell did he know how to drive the car in the first place, enough to get it out of the driveway and disappear with it for awhile, anyway)? Never mind the fact that the mom HAD to have known that A) her kid was gone and if she looked out the window for him, B) that her CAR was gone. Hello? Can we say “irresponsible,” if not “negligent”?
And then there are all those other people out getting caught driving without a license, every day, whose chops are busted by the law when they have a perfectly legitimate reason for driving without a license; like getting to work, caring for a sick family member, trying to pay a bill on time, etc.
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