You have to keep an eye on your kids every second, even when you’re sleeping. Case in point, Pittsburgh police reported that a 6-year-old girl who wanted to visit her dad who lived across town, borrowed her sleeping mother’s BMW on the morning of Feb. 3 and tried to make her way along the snowy and hilly streets of Pittsburgh.
Pittsburgh police Sgt. Jerry Parker told CBS Pittsburgh that although no-one was hurt in the car theft, there was some property damage and scared pedestrians.
One of the little girl’s neighbors said:
"When she was coming toward me, I was like, 'what is she doing?'"
"I couldn't tell it was a young girl at the time, so I kind of just stepped behind the tree. She hit the curb here, then she took off and I was looking at her, that's when I saw that she was a child and I was like, "stop, stop, stop.'"
Sgt. Jerry Parker added that the little girl, who is not being identified, is tall for her age, and also added "how she knew how to operate a car, your guess is as good as mine."
The little joy-rider hit 2 parked cars on her journey and pushed one of those parked cars into a third vehicle. The car and driver eventually stopped after striking a utility pole.
Not too long after all the commotion, the little girl’s father arrived on the scene. Dad and the police saw the little girl home safely.
The Pittsburgh police are still investigating the incident and haven’t said if anyone will be charged.
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