Utah, USA: A 5-year-old toddler, who only had $3 in his pockets, was stopped by the Utah Police after he was caught driving his parent’s car.
The boy said he was on his way to California so he could buy a Lamborghini.
The 5-year-old boy reportedly left the house in their SUV after arguing with his mother, who would not buy the expensive supercar for him.
The incident was confirmed by the Utah Highway Patrol on Twitter.
His story is that he left home after an argument with Mom, in which she told him she would not buy him a Lamborghini. He decided he'd take the car and go to California to buy one himself. He might have been short on the purchase amount, as he only had $3 dollars in his wallet.
— Utah Highway Patrol (@UTHighwayPatrol) May 4, 2020
A highway patrol trooper spotted the vehicle weaving on Interstate 15 at only 30 miles per hour.
In a tweet that was made by the police, they said:
One of our Troopers in Weber Co. initiated a traffic stop on what he thought was an impaired driver. Turns out it was this young man, age 5, somehow made his way up onto the freeway in his parents’ car. Made it from 17th and Lincoln in Ogden down to the 25th St off-ramp SB I-15.
Troopers initially thought that the driver of the vehicle was an impaired driver.
Rick Morgan, a Trooper, asked:
How old are you? You’re 5 years old? Wow … Where did you learn to drive a car?
Morgan told KSL-TV that he had to help the child get the SUV into the park mode.
He was sitting on the front edge of the seat so that he could reach the brake pedal to keep the car stopped while I was standing there.
Once he was pulled over by the Trooper, the 5-year-old boy, whose identity was not shared with the public, said that he was on his way to California so he could buy a Lamborghini.
The boy only had $3 dollars in his pocket.
The starting price for a new Lamborghini is around $200,000 USD.
Trooper Morgan said that no one was hurt in the incident.
It is now up to the local prosecutor to decide if the state will be pressing charges against the parents, who left the boy in his sibling’s care as they were outside their house.