When you’re 8-years old and hungry, you usually ask your parents for food, or look through the fridge yourself.
What you don’t do is drive to McDonald’s with your 4-year old sister to get a cheeseburger.
That’s what a young boy in Ohio chose to do though. According to FOX 8, he and his younger sister drove to McDonald’s on Sunday around 8 p.m. after his dad went to bed.
Officer Jacob Koehler told FOX 8 that the kids decided to leave after their mother had fallen asleep on the couch. The boy drove his father’s work van while his sister was in the back of the van.
Witnesses saw the boy driving and called the police.
You have to hand it to the kid, as he drove through four intersections and over railroad tracks and didn’t one incident.
He even drove the speed limit and obeyed all traffic laws. “He didn’t hit a single thing on the way there. It was unreal,” said Koehler.
The boy and his sister pulled up to the McDonald’s drive through window, with a piggy bank, and surprised the workers.
According to WFMJ, a local station, the employees had thought it was initially a joke and that the parents were in the back.
“The workers thought that the parents were in the back, but obviously they weren’t,” Koehler said.
The Weirton Daily Times reported that when the police approached the boy, he realized he had done something wrong and, through tears, told Koehler that he really wanted a cheeseburger.
There was no case of neglect here as the children had already eaten three meals that day. It was just a matter of craving a cheeseburger.
The Times said the kids did get their cheeseburger in the end, as well as chicken nuggets and fries, as they waited for their grandparents to pick them up to take them to the police station to be picked up by their parents.
Koehler told the Times that it was not a case of neglect as the children had eaten breakfast, lunch and dinner that day, but he still craved a cheeseburger. No charges have been filed.