A car-crazed four-year-old boy crashed into two cars during a joyride around Overvecht after stealing his mother’s keys. The boy, donning his pajamas and robe when Dutch police answered the call about a child walking the streets alone.
The police didn’t realize the car crash and the boy were linked until after discovering the vehicle belonged to the boy’s mother. While police called the boy’s mom, they noticed the lad acting out a crash, connecting all the dots.
In an Instagram post made by the Utrecht police, they jokingly dubbed the boy Max, after the Belgian-Dutch Formula One World Drivers’ Champion Max Verstappen. Move over Max, there’s a new driver in town!
In the statement, police said: “New Max Verstappen discovered in Overvecht.
“Yesterday, at the end of the night shift, we were sent to a report in Overvecht. A four-year-old child was found walking barefoot in his pajamas on the street.
“The child was found by a bystander and placed in their car. The bystander thought the child might be suffering from hypothermia and immediately called the emergency services.
“Based on this report, officers rushed to the scene and took care of the bystander and the child.”
Ambulance workers looked over the child to ensure he had no injuries and provided him with a comfort bear to put him at ease. The child was then moved to the police station, where the police gave the boy some hot chocolate.
Police then received word about an accident involving two parked cars and an abandoned vehicle.
The authorities said: “The registered owner of the vehicle turned out to be the child’s mother. After we contacted her, she said that her son is very resourceful.
“Together with the mother and the child, we then walked to the vehicle.
“Meanwhile, the father arrived on the scene. At the car, we asked if the child could show us how the car worked.
“The child opened the car with the key and put the key in the ignition. He started the car, moved his left foot to the clutch, and hit the gas.
“So, what turned out to have happened, when the child’s father went to work, the boy woke up and grabbed the car key to go for a drive.
“Two parked cars were then hit. The child then got out and ran away in his pajamas.”
Maybe next time, the boy will win his race instead of pulling off another DNF.