Friday, 06. March 2015
12. 05. 14. - 03:36
12. 05. 14. - 03:36
An 8-year-old boy fancied an adventure during his lunch break this week so he stole his school bus and went for a joyride around town. Andrey Grimov got behind the wheel of the bus in the Russian city of Veliky Novgorod when driver Ivan Syetin, 59, left it parked to go for his midday break. When he returned he called police to report that it had been stolen. Andrey managed to get the bus started - Syetin had left the keys in the ignition - and crashed the gears to get it underway. He drove across a lawn, a field and through a hedge to reach another main road which he cruised down without hitting any other vehicles. His mother Svetlana said later: "He told me he wanted an 'adventure' in his lunch break. He has always been mad on cars and trucks so I suppose a bus was the next best thing. He has never driven a vehicle before but he has sat next to his father often enough and, according to police who brought him home, he knew exactly what to do. "He went for about two kilometres before police caught him with a roadblock." Andrey said later: "I know it was bad to take the bus without permission but I was bored at school and I didn't think anyone would mind if I was careful with it. I didn't intend to scratch it or anything, and I handed it back completely undamaged. "I hope it won't stop me getting a driving licence when I am older." Police and child welfare counsellors sat down with Andrey after the joyride to tell him the error of his ways - and advised him to stick to toy buses for the next several years.
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