View from a Rhino House: a small problem

Yesterday in Norway a 10 year old boy came up with a pretty clever ruse after he drove his parents’ car into a snowy ditch: he told the police he was a dwarf who had left his driving license at home.

The lad lives near Dokka, just over100 kilometres north of Oslo & yesterday, sometime before dawn, he loaded his 18 month old sister into the car & set out for their grandparents home in Valdres, about 60 kilometres away, local police said.

He had driven just over 10 kilometres when he veered off the road; a short time later a snowplough driver found him & called the police.

“The parents woke up to discover that their children were missing & that someone had taken off with their car. They were pretty upset, as you can imagine,” said police spokesman (& well known master of the understatement) Baard Christiansen.

“The boy told the snowplough driver that he was a dwarf & that he had left his driver’s license at home.”

Police said no charges would be filed & the case was closed.

The children were not injured & the car was not damaged, police said.

This boy will be Prime Minister when (& if) he grows-up.

"I told you we should have taken the Highway....."

“I told you we should have taken the Highway…..”

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