• Apr 26, 2008
Dodge's marketing slogan is "grab life." Apparently, the message has resonated with the youth demo in Palm Beach Gardens, FL, where a 7-year-old swiped grandma's car keys and commandeered her Durango while she was unawares. An unplanned demolition derby on the streets of the Florida enclave immediately ensued. His eight-minute joyride saw him take out a pair of mailboxes, hit two parked cars in a Costco parking lot, and then two more moving vehicles at an intersection before he drove into a street sign and broke the right front wheel off the truck, ending his impromptu cruise through the neighborhood. Miraculously, no one was hurt throughout all this. The obvious quote of the day comes from PBG police officer Ellen Lovejoy, who noted that the kid's actions constituted "unusual behavior for a seven-year old." Maybe he was just getting himself amped up for this week's impending Grand Theft Auto IV release.
[Source: Palm Beach Post]


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      • 6 Years Ago
      Sadly his parents are somewhere,but not where they are supposed to be.Agree with Seoultrain,this kid has never been disciplined in his life.
        • 6 Years Ago
        spacesaregoodafterpunctuation, too.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Spaces AFTER punctuation?Isn't that a waste of space?:)
      • 6 Years Ago
      Spare the rod and spoil the child.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Children with no guidance except from their ill-bred buddies are essentially wild animals. What do you expect from a pig but a grunt?
      • 6 Years Ago
      Reason #1 cars with automatic transmissions should not exist
      • 6 Years Ago
      5 bucks says that kid's never been disciplined in his life. And probably won't even be punished very badly for this.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Sadly, I agree with you.

        "... but the boy just wanted to go for a ride!"
      • 6 Years Ago
      "Maybe he was just getting himself amped up for this week's impending Grand Theft Auto IV release."

      I'll bet a lot of people agree with that line unfortunatly.
      • 6 Years Ago
      "Maybe he was just getting himself amped up for this week's impending Grand Theft Auto IV release."

      For 7 years old retard? I believe the question is.. where's his stupid parents?
        • 6 Years Ago
        Why is everyone so judgmental. Mom and/or Dad could have been in the other room reading when the kid snuck out. This type of thing happens all the time, I am glad nobody got hurt, and I sure they will not leave the keys in the car anymore.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Where *are* his stupid parents
        • 6 Years Ago
        Chill out man. It was a joke.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Ellen Lovejoy? really? any connection with Helen?
      • 6 Years Ago
      Smart kid! How he swiped granny's car keys and made off with her truck, all without being noticed is beyond me. I guess he must have played ALOT of GTA before trying that little stunt. And how could a 7-year-old even have known what to do when in the car, unless he's been paying lots of attention to how grandma opperates the vehicle? Way to go kid!
        • 6 Years Ago
        I'd like to point out that GTA does NOT require keys.
        • 6 Years Ago
        If little Mikey could learn to drive from watching John Travolta pilot his Malibu cab, it should be a cakewalk for a 7 year old.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Keys in the car, granny out, auto gearbox...
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