It wasn’t a Big Mac attack, but a hankering for a cheeseburger that prompted an eight-year-old boy from East Palestine to get behind the wheel of his dad’s van and drive to the local McDonald’s with his 4-year-old sister.
East Palestine Police officer Jacob Koehler tells 21 News that the boy pulled up to the drive-thru window of the restaurant at around 8 p.m. Sunday after driving from his home where his parents were sleeping about a half mile away.
The boy just wanted to buy a cheeseburger at the Market Street restaurant, according to police.
“He looked up videos on YouTube on how to drive,” said officer Koehler, who adds that witnesses say the boy followed the rules of the road, stopping for lights and keeping within speed limits.
The children did get to eat at McDonald’s while they waited for their grandparents to pick them up.
This story infuriates me. Not because an 8 year old boy stole a car and went to McDonald’s with his 4 year old sister riding shotgun. I respect the shit out of this kid for taking the initiative. When you were a kid, you can only eat McDonald’s when your parents don’t feel like cooking that night and don’t care about your health. It was rare.
Every kid should step up and start feeding themselves. My biggest complaint about kids is that they never do anything on their own. Like, grow the fuck up, kids.
But no, this story infuriates me because right now I want McDonald’s but I can’t go because I can’t afford gas or the dollar menu but this 8 year old has more money in his pocket than I do. Everyone tell your friends about Deadseriousness so that I can be richer than an 8 year old. Plz.
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