Kids are easily influenced by games, movies and even cartoons they watch. That’s why these various forms of entertainment benefits by having an age restriction certificate attached to it. Grand Theft Auto V should never be played by anyone younger than 18 years of age, but we all know it’s not the case. If little Jimmy does not play GTA V at home he’ll visit his buddy to get his fix – children will find a way. There is however a kid in the US that took it to the next level.
An 11-year old boy took to the Ontario’s Highway 400 to see what it would really be like to drive a car. The cops who caught the little bugger said that the driving was all over the show and that his speed he was driving at was sporadic. He’d drive at very slow speeds and, once they caught up to him, he’d speed up to over 120Km/h. It even had them thinking that “it was probably an impaired driver, because the vehicle was all over the highway. The vehicle was first… going under the speed limit – like about half the speed limit. As the officer tried to get out and talk to this driver, find out what was going on… the vehicle took off again.” said Sgt. Kerry Schmidt from the Highway Safety Division.
The cops finally boxed him in and brought the car to a halt, but there was a big surprise awaiting them when the child jumped out of the car:
[quote](He) had just been finishing playing Grand Theft Auto at home and wanted to find out what it was like driving a car[/quote]
11 year old boy returned to parents after failing to stop for police on Hwy400…
Wanted to drive after playing #GrandTheftAuto
— Sgt Kerry Schmidt (@OPP_HSD) November 27, 2016
So where were the parents? They were sleeping when he got up to his nonsense. Thankfully no one got injured in the event.