'I'm a dwarf who forgot his driver's licence,' says ten-year-old boy who stole parents' car

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A ten-year-old boy from Dokka, Norway, stole his parents' car so he and his 18-month-old sister could drive to visit their grandparents.

The inexperienced lad only managed six miles of the treacherous 40-mile drive from Dokka to his grandparent's home in Valdres as he soon veered off the snow-covered road and crashed into a ditch.

A snow plough driver stumbled upon the stricken vehicle in the early hours of the morning and alerted the police.

Upon questioning, the boy announced that he was a dwarf who had forgotten his driving licence.

A spokesperson for the Vestoppland Police District revealed that the wayward youngster and his young sister were not injured in the accident and the parents wouldn't face any charges.

Vestoppland police officer Baard Christiansen said: "The parents woke up and discovered that the children were missing and that someone had taken off with their car.

"They were pretty upset, as you can imagine."

Christiansen added: "The boy told the snow plough driver that he was a dwarf and that he had forgotten his driver's licence at home."

Instead of pressing charges, the police opted to take a softer approach.

"I'm pretty sure they're going to pay very close attention both to their children and to their car keys in the future," officer Christiansen revealed.

The news comes just a few weeks after a 12-year-old boy from Ontario, Canada, stole his grandmother's car and made a beeline for the Canadian border after reportedly learning to drive from video games.