After a night of playing Grand Theft Auto, an 11-year-old boy was inspired to steal his parents’ car and take it for a spin on the highway this weekend.
At around 11 p.m. on Saturday night Sgt. Kerry Schmidt of the OPP’s Highway Safety Division received reports of a car on Highway 400 that was “all over the road.”
“The vehicle was first… going under the speed limit – like about half the speed limit,” Schmidt told CTV News.
Heading north on the 400, the car exited onto King Road. Officers caught up to the car and pulled it over. “As the officer tried to get out and talk to this driver, find out what was going on…the vehicle took off again.”
Now the car was breaking speeds of up to 120 km/h, a second officer caught up. Schmidt and the other officer were able to bring the car to a rolling stop by boxing it in.
Naturally, when the driver stepped out, they were confused to a find an 11-year-old boy. He said “wanted to find out what it was like driving a car,” after playing GTA. The car was towed home, and the boy was brought home to his parents who he said were sleeping at the time.
Fortunately no one was hurt.
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