He's also been grounded.
A few days ago, 5-year-old Adrian Zamarripa got into an argument with his mother because she refused to buy him a Lamborghini. It's easy to understand his mother's position on the matter. But the boy refused to take 'no' for an answer. With just $3 in his pocket, he climbed into the driver's seat of the family's Dodge Journey, started the car, put it into gear, and drove off.
He managed to drive a few miles to Utah highway I-95. His destination: California, where he planned to spend his money on a new Lamborghini. A highway patrol officer noticed the SUV swerving between lanes and was shocked to discover who was behind the wheel once the vehicle safely pulled over. Fortunately, young Zamarripa was not hurt and was returned to his family.
The story quickly made international headlines and a local Lamborghini Huracan owner named Jeremy Neves decided to offer the boy a spin. "I don't wanna condone kids taking cars and getting in trouble or breaking the law but the success principles that he displayed were magnificent to me," Neves told local news outlet Fox 13 News Utah.
Zamarripa apparently spends hours watching Lamborghini videos online and he's now been able to fulfill part of his dream. Not surprisingly, however, he's also been grounded. His parents, who could still face charges from prosecutors, have increased his list of chores around the house. But he might have yet another Lamborghini experience coming up soon.
A California business has reached out to his parents with an offer to fly him out - with a parent, of course - for the chance to get behind the wheel of a Lamborghini. This time, however, the entire thing will be heavily supervised and he'll probably wind up sitting on an adult's lap while they control the throttle and he handles the steering.
It's an interesting offer, no question, but should this type of behavior be rewarded? Not to be fun suckers, this situation could have ended very differently with tragic consequences for not only the boy, but also other drivers completely unaware a 5-year-old was driving next to them. Still, all's well that ends well.