New South Wales, Australia – As an adolescent, you probably think that you have the best adventure when you get to drive your parent’s car to a mall. Wait till you hear a 12-year-old boy who took the drive of his young life 1,300 kilometers across Australia.
Police officers near the Australian mining town of Broken Hill stopped a vehicle Saturday when they noticed its bumper dragging on the ground.
“Officers from Broken Hill Highway Patrol stopped a motor vehicle on the Barrier Highway due to defects which made the vehicle hazardous,” the spokesperson said.
“Checks revealed the driver to be a 12-year-old boy traveling from Kendall NSW on his way to Perth.” the spokesperson added.
It should be noted that the boy is safe and was released into the care of his parents on Sunday. Police said they hope to speak with boy together with his parents Monday.
“It’s pretty unusual,” a spokeswoman for the police said in an interview Monday; saying it’s not something that occurs every day.
Questions remain over how the boy traveled thousands of miles and refueled the car without being noticed. Who taught him how to drive? Did his parents report him missing, and if so, when? Is there anything deeper to this story that we are unaware of?