San Francisco, USA - An 8-year-old boy from East Palestine, Ohio made headlines with his daring attempt to get burgers. He drove his dad's van to a nearby McDonald's restaurant with his 4-year-old sister on Sunday night.
His dad already went to bad, and his mom fell asleep on the couch. The boy already ate dinner earlier with his family but he craved burgers from McDonald's.
What a boy gotta do to get some burgers at the late hour? He watched YouTube videos to learn how to drive vehicle and took money from his piggy bank. He loaded his 4-year-old sister in the back seat of his dad's van and drove to McDonald's.
According to witnesses, he abided all the traffic laws and didn't hit or scratch anything. When he pulled up to the drive-thru, the McDonald's employees thought the boy's parents were pranking them.
Many onlookers contacted East Palestine Police Department to report the sightings of the underage driver. A family friend spotted the kids and called their grandparents who later picked them up from the restaurant while the authorities and the family friend supervised them.
The boy and his sister were able to finish the burgers they purchased before their grandparents picked them up according to Weirton Daily Time.
No charges were filed against the parents.
The news of this adventurous boy who will go far to get the burgers he wanted went viral on multiple social media platforms, garnering thousands of retweets and reaction on Twitter and Facebook. There are however mixed reactions to this news. Some simply expressed their genuine amusement while others expressed concerns about the YouTube video contents and how underage can use them.