Missing 2-Year-Old Drove Tractor to County Fair

They found him next to the Tilt-a-Whirl
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 22, 2019 4:53 AM CDT
Missing Toddler Found at County Fair Drove There Himself
The boy has temporarily lost his tractor privileges.   (Chisago County Sheriff's Office)

An intrepid 2-year-old boy in Minnesota has lost his driving privileges after giving his parents the fright of their lives. The Rush City boy, who lives about a block away from the county fair and could see the rides from his home, was so eager to go back to the fair that he hopped on his battery-powered tractor and drove there himself, going down the sidewalk and through a back gate, KMBC reports. Minutes after his parents reported him missing, a deputy found him next to his favorite ride, the Tilt-a-Whirl, reports WTHR. The Chisago County Sheriff's Office says the boy was soon "reunited with Dad, who promptly suspended his son's license by removing the battery from it." (More Minnesota stories.)

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