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Norwegian boy takes parents' car to visit grandparents, claims he's a dwarf

Published on Feb 12, 2014 10:29 PM

OSLO (REUTERS) - A ten-year-old Norwegian boy came up with a novel excuse after he drove his parents' car into a snowy ditch on Wednesday morning: he told police he was a dwarf who forgot his driving license.

The boy lives near Dokka, a town about 110km north of Oslo. Sometime before 6am local time, he loaded his 18-month old sister into the car and headed for their grandparents in Valdres, about 60km away, local police said.

He drove more than 10km before he veered off the road. A snowplow driver found him and alerted the police.

"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," said Baard Christiansen, a spokesman for the Vest Oppland police district.

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