Kids Behind The Wheel

Friday, July 8, 2011 - 1:27pm

4 and 5-year-old team up to take family van on destructive joyride.

Two young boys caused a bit of damage when they took a joy ride through a Miami, Ohio apartment complex Thursday afternoon.

Police said the two boys, ages 4 and 5, took the keys and started the family van at the Eagle Ridge Apartments.

The 5-year-old was at the wheel and put it in reverse and promptly backed into a pickup truck and a tree.

He then put it in drive and knocked down a mailbox.

That's when a neighbor saw what was happening.

She was able to get the boys to stop, then reached in a took the keys.

The boy's father said he was feeling ill and took medication, then fell asleep on the couch.

That's when the two boys hatched their plan for a quick getaway.

No one was injured.

Police are still investigating and did not say whether the father would face any charges.

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