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6-Year-Old Tries to Drive to Restaurant -

There are 149 comments on the Newsday story from Oct 10, 2007, titled 6-Year-Old Tries to Drive to Restaurant -. In it, Newsday reports that:

A hungry 6-year-old grabbed his grandmother's car keys, positioned his child seat behind the steering wheel and tried to drive himself to an Applebee's restaurant.

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Schuylkill Haven, PA

#167 Oct 12, 2007
The adult that let this kid do this should be put on probation of some kind.

The investigation should also be reasonable. What motivates 6 year olds? Could the Applebees waitresses offered this kid free cookies on a previous visit if he drove a car up to the restaurant? Was someone in the kitchen planning to steal the car? Perhaps kidnap the child?

It is fortunate that nobody got hurt this time.
Caitlin Esslinger

Lake Worth, FL

#168 Oct 12, 2007
Applebee's probably puts something in their chicken nuggets to make kids do things like that. :)

“Atheists are Non-Prophet”

Since: Sep 07

Long Island

#169 Oct 12, 2007
Sal wrote:
<quoted text>
Oh! I see your point!
Im just happy you acknowledge the existance of God! There is hope for you yet!
By the way, I love grilled Cheese Also! YUM
I am glad you have no capacity to understand sarcasm.
Chef Anthony

Southwest Brevard Cnty, FL

#170 Oct 12, 2007
Get Real wrote:
This story may sound cute, but there is a real problem here. Why was the kid so hungry that he took the car keys? As an adult, the grandmother should have not left her keys in a place the kid could get to. And Nancy Hollis would be singing a different tune if one of her 5 kids (she can't watch every minute) was run over by this 6 year old.
This is a serious issue and shouldn't be joked about.
Totally Fed Up

United States

#171 Oct 15, 2007
This is a cute story. Glad everyone is well.
yeah man

United States

#172 Oct 21, 2007
The King of All Posters wrote:
Applebee's? Really. Someone should teach this kid better, like Hooter's.
Now Thats Good a idea. we should all learn how to drive young.
Ricky Gaylordaro

United States

#173 Oct 22, 2007
Hey in boom docks they learn at 11-12!
Shaking my Head

East Setauket, NY

#174 Oct 22, 2007
what a surprise wrote:
<quoted text>It took her nearly 3 hours to get my daughter (3 years old at the time) to turn the key to open the door.
So, you're telling us that you spent THREE HOURS trying to get your then three year old child to open a locked door?

If that were my child (but it wouldn't be MY child b/c we have keyless entry), I would have broken a window, broken down the door, etc. after the first ten minutes.

How can anyone in their right mind leave a three year old alone in the house for three hours w/o taking extraordinary action to get inside is beyond me.

Did you even have enough sense to call the fire department and/or police?
Manny Rosseta

Kansas City, MO

#175 Oct 29, 2007
Hey in the hood at three you can jimmy a lock and hot wire a car you gringos are so slow!

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