Officers with the Frontenac County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) who responded to reports of a suspicious vehicle discovered a different kind of culprit than usual was to blame for an impromptu joyride.
The incident 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 of 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. During the ride, the child managed to get the car stuck in the hayfield of a neighbour’s farm, according to the Frontenac OPP.
“He wanted to go to the store to get a pink toy tractor for his little sister,” police said in a press release on Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2021.
“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.”
Despite the vehicle sustaining minor damages, the young boy was uninjured, and was returned home safely, according to police.