Viral video of five-year-old performing burnouts, now finds dad speaking with Child Protection Officers and getting his car towed.

Alex Dobson posted a video online of his son Riley, 5, burning rubber in his driveway at their home in Queensland, reports Daily Mail.

It soon went viral receiving more than 48,000 shares and over 9,000 comments, and four million views.

The video also caught the attention of the Queensland Police and Child protection officers who arrived to tow-away Mr Dobson’s car and speak with the family.

Mr Dobson told Nine News he is starting to regret his decision to post the video online.

‘I am beginning to, only because how far it’s gone and the consequences,’ he said.

The video that caught the attention of authorities shows Riley putting down the throttle with the brakes locked, sending the back wheels of his father’s sports car spinning.

Filming it all, dad can be heard saying, ‘Look, there’s no in the car with you,’ he says. ‘High five!’

He wrote: ‘When your five-year-old says… Dad, can I do a burnout? Sure son, no worries.

‘Remember a car addiction stops a drug addiction. Private driveway.’

On Saturday Mr Dobson said: ‘I made it safe enough for my son to do, I don’t want to injure him, he is the love of my life’.

When asked if he had put his son at risk Mr Dobson was adamant he had done nothing wrong.

‘Definitely not, no way I would never put my child’s life at risk,’ he said.

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  • And the interior of the car was full of smoke. A heath hazard.
    He used his son to give himself a high.
    There is plenty of car addicts that are also drug addicts or alcoholics, so the comment in the article is not right.


  • This was the most stupid thing I have ever witnessed on TV. I do pity any of his neighbours having to put up with this stupid behaviour.


  • And on top of all that….imagine living next door to that. Im sure the neighbours are thankful that all that noise and smoke has stopped. Obviously this wasnt the first time so I wonder how often this sort of thing was going on.


  • His he only regrets the consequences????
    What an irresponsible person


  • what hope does this child have with this father as his role model.imagine if the boy took the keys himself and tried to do it again ,so silly and very negligent


  • Pretty negligent, what was this father thinking, anything could have happened!


  • people like this idiot scare me


  • A five year old should not be in control of the car,the stupid father should know better!


  • Private driveway doesn’t make it alright – any ADULT would know this.


  • OMG You really don’t want me to comment on this air head.
    Total nut case with no regard for his childs safely or the wellfare of others.


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