Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Taking Matters Into His Own Hands

The following will probably sound like something I dreamed after a bad hamburger, but it's true!

Yesterday, in Broomfield, CO, a 6-year-old boy was hungry and decided he'd go to Applebees. So he grabbed the car keys, took his booster seat from his grandmother's car, placed it in the driver's seat, then made a go of driving himself to the restaurant.

He made it about 75 feet. Unable to take the car out of reverse, he backed across the street and into a transformer and communication box, knocking out electricity and phone service to dozens of townhomes.

No one was injured, and the boy got out of the car and told his grandmother what happened. But investigators still haven't solved one mystery... How did the kid reach the accelerator?

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