9-Year-Old Wisconsin Boy Takes Car for Trip to Grandmother’s House
WEST BEND, Wisc. (ABC) — A wild ride in Wisconsin in a stolen car with a 9-year-old behind the wheel and a 4-year-old in the front seat.
The kids were headed to their grandmother’s house, and a local teenager is being called a hero for pulling them over.
“When I got out of the vehicle, I was shaking that I got this car to stop.”
Kaiden Duck says he was headed to see his uncle Saturday, when he looked over to the car next to him and saw something very strange.
“I seen the kid just up against the steering wheel. I was just like ‘What is going on?'” Duck explains.
A nine and four year old had just stolen a car.
Duck says he knew this was a bad situation, so he followed them as they dodged on coming traffic and swerved all over Highway 144.
“I had to do something and that’s when I took it in my hands and got around the vehicle. The speed limit was 35, and they were doing at least 70. I had to get around them at 85,” Duck says.
With the help of his friend, Duck says they were able to get the boys to pull over, where State Patrol and the Washington County Sheriff’s Office took over.
A four mile adventure that started here at Cedar Lake Sales.
The kids ride their bikes here to the parking lot. The red car here has the keys left inside. They throw their bikes into the backseat, the 9-year-old hops into the drivers seat, and the 4-year-old on the passenger side.
“It was kind of the ‘Oh my God’ reaction right?” explains Brian Bell, owner of Cedar Lake Sales.
Bell says the stolen car belonged to one of his employees. That employee didn’t want to talk on camera, but Bell says he’s glad no one was hurt.
“He’s forgiving the kids and praying for them,” Bell adds.
Bell is also calling the teenagers who stopped them heroes.
WISN-TV reports that the boys are not being charged. The family of the children declined comment to the station, and the Washington County Human Services Department is investigating.
For more on this story, check out wisn.com