The MoM Team were astounded by the great lengths a Norwegian boy went to in order to visit his grandparents!

A ten-year-old Norwegian boy came up with a novel excuse after stealing his parents’ car and crashing it into a ditch – he claimed he was a DWARF who had forgotten his driving licence.

The schoolboy- who lives near the town of Dokka, around 70 miles north of Oslo – loaded his 18-month-old sister into the car shortly after 6am on Wednesday and headed for their grandparents in Valdres, about 40 miles away.

The child drove more than six miles before he veered off the road into a snow-filled ditch. He was found by a snowplow driver who alerted police.

Baard Christiansen, of Vest Oppland police district, said: “The parents woke up and discovered that the children were missing and that someone had taken off with their car.

“They were pretty upset, as you can imagine.”

But the quick-thinking youngster had a unique defence when quizzed about his early morning joyride.

“The boy told the snowplow driver that he was a dwarf and that he had forgotten his driver’s license at home,” Officer Christiansen said.

The children were uninjured in the crash and the car was not damaged, police said.

No charges have been filed and the case was closed.

Officer Christiansen said the parents had been spoken to adding: “I’m pretty sure they’re going to pay very close attention both to their children and to their car keys in the future.”

This story originally appeared on mirror.co.uk

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  • thanks for sharing this great story, sure has been awhile here now


  • Very interesting! Thanks for sharing this!


  • Wow I’m glad it ended well it could have been a sad ending!


  • wow what a story hey! incredible


  • Glad he’s ok could have ended up a lot worse!


  • I still have a chuckle over this one.


  • My 2 y.o. great nephew was told one day it was daycare (he goes the same day each week with the rare occasional swap). Apparently a couple of times recently he has told his Mum ” no Aunty’s”. He has so much fun playing with his little friends at daycare and loves the ladies who look after his group. This(Great) Aunty loves minding him but he needs the interaction with children his own age, not an Aunty older than his Grandma.

    • Maybe he thinks he has got me around his little finger. Well I have news for him. He knows he has to do as he is told.


  • Thank you for sharing a good read. My son love Grandma and Grandpa day


  • thank you for sharing, glad to know no one was hurt.


  • Can’t imagine what this 10yr old is going to be when he grows up..he is so quick thinking (dwarf) and can drive 6 miles (eek). Very scary story and so very glad he and his little sister were not hurt.


  • Nobody could have anticipated that a ten year old would up and take little sister for a drive. Too nerve racking for the parents not knowing what had happened.


  • Very scary. Eager child though.


  • thanks for sharing


  • An interesting read thanks for sharing


  • a sweet, but scary, story


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