A boy, 13, drives a car across Europe after fighting with his parents over his cellphone bill, and it takes days for police to find him. The child had taken the liberty of adding minutes to his cellphone without his parents permission, which precipitated an argument. His parents subsequently took away his phone.
The adopted youngster packed his passport and a couple hundred dollars, stole his father's Mercedes-Benz and began a cross-country trek that led him from Montebelluna, Italy to Germany before he was caught on Jan. 12, 2013, two days after he began his journey. The teenager is reportedly an avid go-kart driver, and his experience with go-karts meant he was comfortable and confident behind the wheel of his father's car, reported The Daily Mail. His final destination was Poland where his biological sister lives. He was stopped just short of the border.
The boy, 13, drove the car across Europe with approximately $250 in his pocket, and he stopped twice to fill the stolen Mercedez-Benz with gasoline on his way from Italy to Germany, where he was caught. The youth looks older than his 13 years, so his appearance didn't arouse any attention at the gas stations where he stopped.
The story of the daring and disobedient boy, 13, who drove a car across Europe without being caught for 600 miles doesn't end there. His adoptive parents must travel from their home in Italy all the way to Germany to retrieve the lad.