A Utah Highway Patrol officer got a shock when he pulled over what he thought might be a drunk or ill driver – and it turned out to be a 5-year-old boy on his way to California to buy a Lamborghini. Salt Lake City to California is an 800-miles, 12-hour journey.
The unnamed Utah Highway Patrol officer was on the southbound 15 Freeway, north of Salt Lake City on Monday, when he initiated the stop.
“I hit my siren and the car did immediately pull over the left. I approached the vehicle and I was expecting to find somebody who needed an ambulance or paramedics. And it was pretty clear when the window came down that it was a young, very underage driver.”
– Utah Highway Patrol officer
Somehow, the 5-year-old boy was perched on the edge of the driver’s seat in order to reach the pedals. Through tears, the youngster explained that he had taken the family SUV after his mother refused to buy him a Lamborghini. He intended to drive to his sister’s home in California before finding a dealer and offering up his life savings – three bucks – for the Italian supercar.
The boy’s parents were called to the scene, where they took custody of their son as well as the car, according to officials.