Kid, 7, Goes On Joyride To Avoid Church

July 29, 2009  
Filed under Weird Stuff

“A 7-year-old boy led officers on a car chase Sunday through Weber County in an attempt to avoid going to church, authorities say.
‘Most kids fake illness,’ said Weber County Sheriff’s Capt. Klint Anderson. ‘They don’t take the car out and go joy riding.'”

CARLOS MAYORGA/Standard-Examiner

I would cut this kid a lot of slack, when I was his age my parents had to drag me to church. “You’re going to hell if you don’t worship the Lord”, my mother would warn. Being forced to sit still on a hard wooden bench while a priest talks mumbo jumbo,  is hell to a youngster. 

One time I tried to get out of going to church by telling my mom that I had already watched Oral Roberts on TV, but all that earned me was a whack on the butt for lying.

I admire the kid’s gumption, he was determined that this Sunday he wouldn’t go to church. The young driver exceeded 40 miles per hour, and it took two patrol cars to force him to stop. 

The little guy is too young to be charged with any crimes, and his father is off the hook because he didn’t know that his son had taken the car keys.

I have a feeling that when this little dude grows up he’s going to be a race car driver and not a minister.

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