Minnesota 4-year-old takes great-grandfather’s SUV to buy candy

Posted at 2:17 PM, Jun 15, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-15 18:49:16-04

BLAINE, Minn. – A 4-year-old with a powerful sweet tooth reportedly took his great-grandfather’s car over a mile to a Speedway in search of candy, KMSP reported.

Sebastian managed to navigate through rush hour traffic in his great-grandfather’s Hyundai Santa Fe Tuesday morning, police said.

KMSP said the boy used a walker to reach the keys on a hook and then took off to the vehicle.

Witnesses said they saw Sebastian — barely able to peer over the steering wheel — driving erratically at about 15 miles per hour. Police quickly met him in the Speedway parking lot.

According to KMSP, Sebastian dinged the SUV on a tree and left part of its bumper at a neighbor’s house. Despite this and the fact that Sebastian was not wearing a seatbelt, nobody was injured on the boy’s joy ride.

Now, the family said they will be keeping keys locked up and keeping a much closer eye on Sebastian.