“I’ve never seen a driver this young before operating a vehicle,” Captain Mark Boerboom of the Blaine Police Department told Fox 9.
The cops were dispatched to the store after getting reports of a a child driving erratically at around 15 miles per hour on the busy road before pulling into the gas station parking lot. Miraculously, Sebastian made it all the way there unscathed (and without injuring anyone else), though he did hit a couple mailboxes, and bumped into a tree (Fox 9 also reports they found part of the car's bumper in a neighbor's yard). When asked why he drove to the gas station, he said he just wanted some Reese's.
As you can imagine, the incident scared the bejesus out of Sebastians' family, who are still grappling with the fact that this story could have ended very differently.
“Panic, anxiety,” described Jenna Swenson, Sebastian’s mother, after realizing what happened. “A little of almost all the emotions going on...trying to calculate what happened.” From now on his family plans to keep a closer eye on him, and the car keys locked away.
Still, as ridiculously dangerous as it was, you have respect Sebastian's gumption, especially when you consider the truly acrobatic moves required for him to accelerate, steer, and see out of the windshield simultaneously.
Just goes to show you should never underestimate the power of a 4-year-old's sweet tooth.
h/t Fox 9