An adventurous ten-year-old came up with possibly the best excuse ever after being caught stealing his parents’ car – he was a dwarf who had forgotten his driver’s licence.
The Norwegian boy brought his 18-month old sister along for the ride and headed for their grandparents, who live almost 60km away.
He made it around 10km in heavy snow on Wednesday before veering off the road near his home in the town of Dokka, about 110km north of Oslo. A snowplough driver found him and alerted the police.
‘The parents woke up and discovered that the children were missing and that someone had taken off with their car. They were pretty upset, as you can imagine,’ said Baard Christiansen, a spokesman for the Vest Oppland police district.
‘The boy told the snowplough driver that he was a dwarf and that he had forgotten his driver’s licence at home.
‘We have talked to them, and I’m pretty sure they’re going to pay very close attention both to their children and to their car keys in the future.’
The children were not injured and the car was not damaged, police said