Mischievous 4-year-old drove his great-grandfather’s SUV a mile-and-a-half to a gas station for candy after taking the keys when no one was looking
- A four-year-old boy took the keys of his great grandfather’s SUV and drove a mile and a half to a gas station to satisfy his candy craving
- The incident happened in Minnesota during morning rush hour on Tuesday
- Sebastian backed the car out of a driveway and navigated his way through residential streets on to a main road to Speedway, where police were waiting
- His great-grandfather Roy Becker said he repeats everything that he sees
- There were no injuries reported and only minor damage to the car’s bumper
A mischievous 4-year-old boy drove his great-grandfather’s SUV almost two miles to a gas station because he wanted candy.
The cute youngster, who is called Sebastian, took matters into his own hands on Tuesday morning when he had a craving for Reese’s candy.
Blaine Police Department said the incident happened at 8.30 am when he took the keys of great-grandfather’s Hyundai Sante Fe and drove about a mile and a half from his home to Speedway gas station in Blaine.
A mischievous 4-year-old boy, called Sebastian, (pictured), drove his great-grandfather’s SUV almost two miles to a gas station because he wanted candy on Tuesday
The boy backed the car out of the family driveway and navigated residential streets before driving on a main road to buy candy at a gas station, even though he could barely see above the wheel
Even though he could barely see above the wheel, he managed to reverse the SUV out of the driveway and make his way on to the main road.
Sebastian managed to navigate through neighborhood streets before turning onto a busy main road during morning rush hour.
Asked where he was going, the curious boy told Fox 9 reporters: ‘To the gas station because I wanted to have Reese’s.’
Witnesses told police the SUV was driving erratically at speeds of 10-to-15 miles per hour before pulling into the gas station parking lot.
Several mailboxes were destroyed and the Hyundai SUV clipped a tree, which broke off a piece of the bumper onto a neighbor’s lawn on the journey
The boy’s great-grandfather Roy Becker claimed he watches every action that he sees people doing
Authorities were there to meet him after tracking the vehicle and no injuries were reported.
Several mailboxes were destroyed and the vehicle clipped a tree, which broke off a piece of the bumper onto a neighbor’s lawn on the journey.
The 4-year-old had used great-grandfather’s walker to grab his keys from wall hooks, and then got into the car and drove away with no one noticing.
Roy Becker, the boy’s great-grandfather, told Fox 9: ‘He watches everything people do and he’ll repeat it.
‘It could’ve been very serious. He could’ve hit a car. He wasn’t wearing a seatbelt. We could be talking about a funeral.’
Curious Sebastian demonstrated how he used his great-grandfather’s walker to get the keys from a hook on the wall because he couldn’t reach it
Police were waiting at Speedway gas station in Blaine, Minnesota to meet the youngster
His mother Jenna Swenson said it took a while to figure out where he had gone and there was ‘panic and anxiety’ when she discovered what happened.
She explained to the news station: ‘A little of almost all the emotions going on, trying to calculate what happened.’
Captain Mark Boerboom from Blaine Police Department said he had never encountered such a younger driver operating a vehicle before.
The family said they intend to keep the car keys locked away and watch Sebastian more closely to prevent a similar incident occurring in the future.
Fox 9 reporters claimed they found a part of the car’s bumper in front of a neighbor’s house.