Members from the Frontenac Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Detachment were able to fulfil the wish of a five-year-old who took the family car for an impromptu joyride earlier this month.
The child managed to get the car stuck in the hayfield of a neighbour’s farm, and when OPP arrived at the scene the young man said “he wanted to go to the store to get a pink toy tractor for his little sister,” according to an OPP press release dated Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2021.
Frontenac OPP were able to secure just such a pink tractor for Christmas, as well as gifts for all the children in the family, OPP said on Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2021.
The impromptu joyride occurred on Monday, Dec. 13, 2021, when, at approximately 7:20 a.m., Frontenac OPP officers were dispatched to the suspicious vehicle report in Central Frontenac Township. When police arrived on scene for the vehicle in question, they were undoubtedly surprised to observe a five-year-old child who had taken his family’s vehicle out for a spin.
“The OPP would like to remind parents to always be aware of their children’s whereabouts and to place their car keys where they are not accessible to children.”