TORONTO (NBC) — An 11-year-old was caught driving on a busy Canadian highway after a night of playing “Grand Theft Auto.”
The Ontario Provincial Police said they received reports around 11 p.m. on Saturday of an erratic-moving vehicle just north of Toronto.
The driver was driving at half speed limit but as police tried to pull him over, he attempted to get away. The child sometimes reached close to 75 miles per hour.
Police eventually boxed the car in and brought it to a rolling stop.
Officials were shocked to find an 11-year-old boy behind the wheel.
Officers said the boy told them he just finished playing “Grand Theft Auto” at home and wanted to find out what it was like to drive a car.
“We got multiple calls from witnesses calling in this vehicle all over the highway. Witnesses were actually trying to flash the car…trying to get their attention,” said Sgt. Kerry Schmidt of the Ontario Provincial Police.
“We turned our emergency lights on trying to get the vehicle to stop vehicle accelerated and when that happened we tried to get beside the vehicle to take a look inside,” he said.
Authorities said the child’s parents were sleeping at the time of the stunt.
The child was returned home by police.
The car was also towed back to his parent’s house.
No charges have been filed.