Gotta give it to the kid, he knows what he wants and he’ll do what it takes to get it.
Now, when I was 5 years old all I wanted were Hot Wheels cars and for my mom to make Bagel Bites for dinner. But times have changed, and 5 year olds are dreaming bigger these days. And they’re willing to do whatever it takes to get it, apparently – even if it means stealing their parents’ car.
According to KSL out of Salt Lake City, the Utah Highway Patrol on Monday pulled over what they thought was a drunk driver who was swerving and driving 30 mph on the freeway. But when they got to the vehicle, they found 5-year-old Adrian Zamarripa behind the wheel. And why, you might ask, was a 5-year old driving his parents’ vehicle?
He wanted to go to California to buy a Lamborghini.
According to police, the boy was sitting on the edge of the driver’s seat so he could reach the pedals and police had to help him put the car in park, so maybe he’s not quite ready for a sports car, but you’ve gotta admire the hustle. Adrian even showed police the money in his wallet that he was ready to drop on his new ride – but it was only $3, so he probably wasn’t getting his Lambo even if he made it to California.
The boy’s parents eventually showed up and told police that he had gotten mad at his mom earlier when she refused to buy him a Lamborghini (parents are so unreasonable these days), and that the boy was supposed to be home with a sibling. They also said that Adrian had never driven before (because he’s 5).
Utah Highway Patrol released dashcam footage of the traffic stop, which showed the boy swerving all over the highway before finally coming to a stop in the median. He made it over 3 miles before he was brought to a stop, and thankfully, he didn’t hit anything.
It’s a miracle that nobody was hurt, but luckily the story has a happy ending: A day later, a local Lamborghini owner (one who’s old enough to drive and tall enough to reach the pedals) brought his ride over to take Adrian for a ride – in the passenger seat this time.
You’ve gotta admire the kid for going after what he wants. But maybe he should have just called an Uber.