7-Year-Old Takes Joyride, Leads Police on Chase to Avoid Church
PLAIN CITY, Utah - A 7-year-old Plain City boy took unprecedented measures Sunday to avoid going to church. The boy was spotted Sunday morning behind the wheel of a white Dodge Intrepid. Authorities were called after the boy ran a stop sign and nearly hit another motorist. Weber County Sheriffs deputies caught up to the Intrepid on 4700 West and attempted to block it, but the 7-year-old driver turned down another street.
“Another deputy from the other direction pulled into the intersection and stopped to block the intersection, turned on his lights,” said Cpt. Clint Anderson of the Weber County Sheriff’s Office. “Instead of stopping the car, this white Intrepid turned down another street.”
Deputies say the boy pulled into Fremont High School, where he drove around the parking lot a bit before getting back onto 4700 West. The boy finally drove home, parked in the driveway and ran inside to hide. The boy’s father approached his son at home and asked him what happened. The boy admitted that he stole the car for a joy ride.
No more Grand Theft Auto for you, young man!!