When I was five, my interests mostly revolved around watching cartoons and leaving Lego bricks in dangerous places. Sometimes at the same time. A five-year-old in Utah, however, had his sights set higher. He wanted his folks to buy him a Lamborghini, and his mother saying ‘no’ wasn’t going to stop him.
With a whole $3 in his pocket, the kid made off with his parent’s SUV on an apparent trip to California - 800 miles away - to make his purchase. We’d like to think he had an Aventador SVJ in mind.
He made it from 17th and Lincoln in Ogden to the 25th Street off-ramp of the I-15 - about two miles - before the law brought his road trip to an end. Utah Highway Patrol officers pulled over the vehicle, which was weaving from side to side and travelling between 15 and 30mph, initially thinking they were looking at a drunk driver.
When Trooper Rick Morgan opened the door, he realised this wasn’t going to be any normal stop. “He was sitting on the front edge of the seat so that he could reach the brake pedal to keep the car stopped while I was standing there,” Morgan said to KSL-TV.
Morgan had to help the diminutive driver get the vehicle into park, preventing any further drama. The parents were contacted, who came to the scene to collect the boy. He initially told Morgan he was travelling to his sister’s house, later explaining to another trooper he was going to buy a Lamborghini upon arrival.
The local prosecutor will be deciding whether or not to charge the boy’s parents, who’d left him in the care of a sibling while out of the house.