Pint-sized car thieves take joyride

May 7th, 2013

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Two boys, aged 6 and 7, stole a car and went for a drive

Two boys from Nykøbing Falster made a run at being Denmark's youngest car thieves yesterday. 


The boys, aged six and seven, live in a 24-hour care centre. In the middle of the night, they got the urge to go on a joyride. According to Ritzau, they crawled out of a window and stole the keys to a Toyota Aygo that belongs to the institution. 


The youngsters managed to drive for a short distance before being stopped by a local resident who found the sight of a pint-sized driver a bit odd.


Henrik Karlsen, a spokesperson for Southern Zealand and Lolland-Falster Police, said that the two young boys made it about three kilometres before being stopped by the local man, who called the police. And apparently, they weren't so bad at driving despite their age.


"The boys told the police officer that they stopped every time there was a red light," Karlsen told Ritzau, who added that it was hard to understand just how the boys pulled off their stunt but that one of them was tall for his age.


The boys will face no formal punishment for their stunt.


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