8-year-old drives younger sister to McDonald's to satisfy burger craving

When an Ohio child craved a cheeseburger, he decided to take the matter into his own hands.

According to police, the 8-year-old got in the driver's seat of his dad's van along with his 4-year-old sister to go to the McDonald's drive-thru. It occurred around 8:00 p.m. Sunday, and their parents were asleep at the time from a long day playing outside with their children.

East Palestine Police officer Jacob Koehler told local news outlet 21 News that he apparently learned how to drive watching YouTube videos. Koehler was actually impressed by the boy's skills: witnesses said that he was following traffic rules and he didn't hit anything.

When confronted by police, the boy was reduced to tears and said he just wanted a cheeseburger. Police said it was not a case of neglect; the children already had three meals that day, but they just wanted McDonald's.

"A friend of the family saw what was going on and called the grandparents," Koehler said. The boy and his sister got their McDonald's meal while waiting for their grandparents to pick them up.

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