View Full Version : Boy, 6, takes ATV for joy ride on Bronx parkway

08-05-2014, 11:31 AM
MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. An autistic 6-year-old boy drove a miniature battery-powered ATV onto the Bronx River Parkway before he was pulled over by good Samaritans, authorities said.

The boy's trip started off in a city park around 7 p.m. Sunday when family members lost track of the boy, who rode off in the toy vehicle.

"They realized pretty quickly he was gone but couldn't lay eyes on him," Kieran O'Leary, spokesman for the Westchester County police, said of the Mount Vernon family.

Relatives reported the boy missing to Mount Vernon police.

At about 7:40 p.m., Westchester County police started receiving 911 calls about the unlicensed driver traveling in his vehicle made popular by the toy brand Power Wheels on the parkway.

USA Today (http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/08/05/autistic-boy-joy-ride-bronx-parkway-miniature-atv/13613961/)

08-05-2014, 06:10 PM
I'm glad the little boy is ok.