Highway Patrol officers in Utah who pulled over a speeding car discovered to their surprise that the driver was a five-year-old who was headed to the nearby state of California to buy a Lamborghini for himself. Police officials discovered that after an argument the boy had driven off in his parents’ car with $3 to buy the sports car that costs thousands of dollars.
According to the Utah Highway Patrol who shared the bizarre story online, the minor had left home after an argument with mother, “in which she told him she would not buy him a Lamborghini”. So he took matters into his own hands and decided to drive to California to buy the car himself.
One of our Troopers in Weber Co. initiated a traffic stop on what he thought was an impaired driver. Turns out it was this young man, age 5, somehow made his way up onto the freeway in his parents’ car. Made it from 17th and Lincoln in Ogden down to the 25th St off-ramp SB I-15. pic.twitter.com/3aF1g22jRB
— Utah Highway Patrol (@UTHighwayPatrol) May 4, 2020
A trooper spotted the vehicle weaving on Interstate 15 at 30 mph, the Utah Highway Patrol said. The conversation between the child and police officials was caught on the dash cam and radio.
“How old are you? You’re five-years-old?” Trooper Rick Morgan says. “Wow … Where did you learn to drive a car?”
“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 told a local news channel.
People on social media were mostly confused how the child learnt to drive, while others were left in splits. Most thought he might get a punishment after he reached home, while others said the ‘kid is a legend’ and deserves a ride in a Lamborghini.
All I want was ice cream at 5 😲 https://t.co/yWFRETG7cm
— Oyinkan 💋 (@oyindrips) May 6, 2020
Well, as they say, age is just a number ;) https://t.co/VI91cpUN2X
— Vishnu Lokhande (@vishnu_lsvsr) May 6, 2020
“Little man has Lambo dreams on a pre-school budget🙁”
This phrase got me rolling 😂 https://t.co/yWFRETG7cm
— Oyinkan 💋 (@oyindrips) May 6, 2020
The heart wants what the heart wants. https://t.co/zYQaf5LHjs
— Lynn Rico (@Conroy80) May 5, 2020
This kid is a legend. I will be eagerly watching his upcoming career as a criminal, or millionaire, or both.
— Bodhisattva (@BenjaminERogers) May 4, 2020
After he get home pic.twitter.com/j9XWnml63E
— Zayn Arif (@zaynarifx) May 4, 2020
I think Lamborghini should give him a free Aventador S and professional track training.
— thanks bloomer (@DeputyDanTV) May 5, 2020
Officer. Have this kids parents contact me. He deserves a Lamborghini ride. pic.twitter.com/yqFDW0VEZi
— George Garib (@GaribGeorge) May 5, 2020
Omgoodness !!! Thank goodness he had enough knowledge to drive safely as far as he got . Could you imagine looking over and see a five year old at the wheel .🙀🙀🙀. The Lamborghini deal rahip should give this little boy a car once he turns 18 yrs old. What a great story .
— lorraine Starling (@lorrainestarli5) May 5, 2020
Wow!! Now when this kiddo is an adult and someone asks him, at what age did you start driving ? He’ll respond I started when I was 5 years old !!! 😳🤯🤯😂😂
— Luis (@usmcveteran39) May 5, 2020
$3 dang, does he want to help me negotiate my refinance? I will pay him half of however much he saves me and then he can buy like 2000 lams
— RagSalesman (@RagSalesman) May 5, 2020
maybe we could start a #Gofundme for him…
— taxineil3 (@taxineil3) May 5, 2020
However, as his story went viral, the boy did get a ride in a Lamborighini, even if he didn’t get to keep it. Lamborghini aficionado and owner Jeremy Neves took the boy for a ride in his dream vehicle.
Talking to Desert News, Neves said he wanted to cheer up the little boy, who turns 6 next month. Photos showed him embracing the shy child, who didn’t say much, but could be seen smiling and inspecting the car.
“Maybe he’s getting punished, maybe he’s grounded, maybe he’s got some chores to do. I can relate to that,” Neves was quoted as saying by The Daily. “At the same time, I thought it would be really cool to say, ‘Your dreams aren’t as far away as you think they are.’”
According to the report, the boy has long dreamed of owning his own red Lamborghini and spends hours watching YouTube videos of sports cars racing around. With both parents at work on Monday, the boy took the keys to the family car while his sister was asleep and drove off.