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Canadian child steals grandmother’s car, attempts to cross US border

A child stole his grandmother’s car and attempted to cross into the United States after learning to drive from video games.

A 12-year-old boy from Canada stole his grandmother’s car and attempted to cross into the United States after learning to drive from video games. According to Constable Derek Watson, of the Niagara Regional Police, the grandmother had heard her Nissan Atima start before she saw it exit the driveway and then speed off. 

Constable Watson said: “She looked for her keys and noticed them missing from her jacket pocket.” 

After the police issued a description of the car and driver, a U.S Border Patrol spotted the boy behind the wheel attempting to enter the United States via the Niagara’s Lewiston-Queenston Bridge. Amazingly, the child had driven for around 12.5 miles towards the border without causing an accident or being spotted, negotiating busy motorway sections in the process. 

Police revealed that the boy learned to drive from video games. There was no damage to his grandmother’s car.

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