There seems to be no end to what children are capable of learning on the internet these days.In Ohio, one 8-year-old child learned to drive a car and took his little sister to go fetch a snack.
An 8-year-old Ohio boy took his 4-year-old sister on a joy ride to McDonald’s after they began craving cheeseburgers.
According to FOX 8, the incident occurred on Sunday around 8 p.m. after the children’s dad arrived from work and went to bed early.
Officer Jacob Koehler told FOX 8 that the kids decided to leave after their mother had fallen asleep on the couch. Witnesses later saw the boy driving his father’s work van and called the police.
Witnesses noticed something unusually normal about how the boy was driving:
Koehler told the news station the boy drove about a mile from his home with his little sister in the back of the van. He drove through four intersections and over railroad tracks.
In a surprising twist, witnesses told the police the boy obeyed all traffic laws and drove the speed limit, FOX News reports.
The child was self-taught how to drive by watching videos on the internet:
Koehler told the newspaper he was impressed by the boy’s driving skills, and that he was prepared to receive calls reporting damage down from a wayward vehicle. The boy told police he learned to drive after watching YouTube videos.
“He didn’t hit a single thing on the way there. It was unreal,” he said.