It's amazing how far he got.
A determined young Lamborghini fan went on a bold quest last Monday to make his dream come true, but this came to an end when a Utah Highway Patrol officer pulled him over. According to CNN, a 5-year-old boy with only $3 in his pocket stole his parent's SUV and began driving from his home state of Utah to California to make his dream purchase happen.
Apparently, the kid took the vehicle's keys following an argument with his mother after she refused to buy him the six-figure supercar. The parent's first mistake was leaving the kid in the care of his older siblings who failed to properly watch him. Amazingly, the kid managed not only to start up the SUV, put it into gear, and back out of the driveway, but he also drove to and entered the highway.
The report didn't say how far he got but it didn't take too long for a patrol officer to notice something odd about the SUV in question on Utah's I-15 highway. It was struggling to maintain the lanes and was traveling only 30 mph. The officer rightly thought this could be an impaired driver and pulled the car over. Its young driver complied, only at this point the police didn't know it was a 5-year-old at the wheel.
"He was sitting on the front edge of the seat so that he could reach the brake pedal to keep the car stopped while I was standing there," the trooper said. The kid didn't know he had to put the car into park, but the trooper helped him do so.
"How old are you? You're 5 years old?" the trooper says in dash camera footage of the traffic stop. "Wow… Where did you learn to drive a car?"
It was at this point the boy explained to the trooper his intention to buy the Lamborghini in California. Amazingly, no one was hurt and the boy was sent home to obviously shocked parents. The local prosecutor is currently debating whether to file charges against them.
What we're wondering and the report didn't say is which Lamborghini did the boy plan to buy? Was it the Lamborghini Huracan Evo or its V12 big brother, the Aventador S? Since he was already driving an SUV and has siblings, perhaps the Lamborghini Urus is more appealing. Good luck, kid.
Hat tip to Kari.