Norwegian boy takes parents' car to visit
grandparents, claims he's a dwarf
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[February 24, 2014]
OSLO (Reuters) — A 10-year-old
Norwegian boy came up with a novel excuse after he drove his parents'
car into a snowy ditch on Wednesday morning: he told police he was a
dwarf who forgot his driving license.
The boy lives near Dokka, a town about 110 kilometers north of
Oslo. Sometime before 0600 local time, he loaded his 18-month old
sister into the car and headed for their grandparents in Valdres,
about 60 kilometers away, local police said.
He drove more than 10 kilometers before he veered off the road. A
snowplow driver found him and alerted the police.
"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 Baard Christiansen, a spokesman for
the Vest Oppland police district.
"The boy told the snowplow driver that he was a dwarf and that he
had forgotten his driver's license at home."
Police said no charges would be filed and the case was closed.
"We have talked to them, and I'm pretty sure they're going to pay
very close attention both to their children and to their car keys in
the future," Christiansen said.
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The children were not injured and the car was not damaged, police
(Reporting by Joachim Dagenborg; writing by Balazs Koranyi;
by Larry King)
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