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Toddler crashes jeep into home, leaves scene to go watch cartoons

A 3-year-old got behind the wheel and hit a house with a jeep.
A 3-year-old got behind the wheel and hit a house with a jeep.
Myrtle Creek Police Department

Many people wonder about who exactly is behind the wheel of the vehicle next to them because you never quite know who it is. One person you'd never expect to be driving the car next to you is a three-year-old child, but that's what recently happened. Fox News reported on Monday, July 28, 2014, that a toddler got behind the wheel of a jeep, crashed it into an Oregon home, and then ran home to watch cartoons.

Well, what else are you supposed to do after an accident?

The Associated Press reported that the three-year-old child, who did not have his name released due to the fact that he is a minor, was wearing only a diaper at the time of the accident.

Police state that the child climbed up into a jeep early last week and was able to somehow knock the gear shift out of park. Witnesses in the area watched it roll straight down the street, safely through an intersection, and then hit a home.

After police arrived on the scene, they were able to trace back to the home where the boy lived and found him sitting on a couch. He was just sitting there watching cartoons on television and had no real idea that anything had even happened.

The toddler's parents weren't home, but 22-year-old Brennan Pennington was at the home and supposed to be watching him. Amy Mayberry, owner of the jeep and the child's aunt, said the boy got into the jeep while Pennington was in the bathroom.

Nobody was injured during the situation, but about a half hour before the jeep hit the home, another officer had noticed the boy in the jeep by himself. The toddler told the officer that his parents weren't home, but another relative (Pennington) was asleep in the house.

Police cited Pennington for failing to supervise a child.

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