Hungry 6-Year-Old Crashes Minivan During Junk Food Joyride

Julie Ryan Evans

boy drivingWhen a 6-year-old Oregon boy got hungry, he took matters into his own hands. He swiped a roll of pennies from his mom, took the keys to the family's minivan, and set out in search of snacks.

Unfortunately, his driving skills stopped him from feeding his hunger, and after hitting some mailboxes, he swerved into oncoming traffic and hit a truck head on. Luckily, he and the other driver weren't hurt, but it could have quickly turned into a tragedy instead of just the somewhat amusing story he'll now have to tell.

He's not the first youngster to be driven by a desire for food. A few months back, we met the 4-year-old girl who set out in the middle of the night in search of candy; and just a few weeks ago in California, a 2-year-old was found in a Walmart parking lot at 3 a.m. because he had a craving for French fries. Apparently there are a lot of junk-food hungry kids out there.

On one hand, they should be admonished (and their parents questioned about how they were allowed to escape), but you also have to give them points for their proactive approach, no?

Has your child ever done anything desperate to meet a food craving?

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