Just when we parents were worried about all those scary parody videos on YouTube, an eight-year-old boy watched a regular old driving how-to video and decided to hit the road with his sister for a McDonald’s stop. Nope, we’re not kidding.
Can you imagine getting the call from police to come pick up your kids at a local McDonald’s because your elementary-aged kid had driven there? And with his sister in the backseat, no less.
The police officers had actually gotten several calls reporting a child behind the wheel, who was actually following all traffic laws perfectly. A credit to the YouTube video? Or something? Even the McDonald’s workers thought it had to be a prank when he pulled up through the drive-thru to order with his own allowance money to boot.
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Thankfully, no one was hurt during their joy ride, but lesson learned: it’s not just the potentially inappropriate content on YouTube that you need to keep an eye on, parents. Apparently you need to add “how-to videos” to the list.