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9-year-old steals car to drive to grandmother

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A nine year old boy is accused of stealing a car to drive to grandma's house with a 4-year-old passenger.

It happened last weekend in Wisconsin.

18-year-old Andrew Gonring saw the car swerving on a West Bend highway and he thought it was a drunk driver.  He got a good look at the driver and realized the little boy could barely see over the steering wheel.

"He was using his blinkers," Gonring says. "He was using gas, brakes, I was shocked."

Gonring and a friend were able to get in front of the car and force the boy to stop.  They moved him to the back seat and drove the car to a nearby parking lot.

Why did they do it? The young driver told Gonring, "It was unlocked, keys were in the car, (we) put our stuff in there and we just left, went to go to grandmas."

When Gonring asked him how he learned to drive the boy said, "by watching my dad."

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