A ten-year-old Norwegian boy who took his parents’ car to visit his grandparents told the police that he was a dwarf who had forgotten his driver’s licence after being discovered by a snowplough driver.
The boy, who lives near the city of Dokka, about 110 kilometres from Oslo, got up at around six in the morning, loaded his 18-month old sister into the car and headed for their grandparents in Valdres, about 60 kilometres away, local police said.
After driving for more than ten kilometres, he veered off the road. A snowplough driver found him and alerted the police. None of the children have been injured and the car has not been damaged.
“The parents woke up and discovered that the children were missing and that someone had taken off with their car. They were pretty upset, as you can imagine”, said the spokesman of the local police, Baard Christiansen.
“The boy told the snowplough driver that he was a dwarf and had forgotten his driver’s licence at home,” said Christiansen, who stated that the police has decided not to press charges and the case has been closed.
The spokesman also explained that the police have talked to their parents.”I am quite sure they will pay very close attention both to their children and to their car keys in the future,” stressed Christiansen.