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Police stopped Britain’s Youngest car criminal in the act today – a three-year-old wanting to take his mother’s car for a spin.
Neighbours heard someone attempting to start a car in the early hours of this morning and immediately thought it was a criminal trying his luck.
But when they looked out of the window they were shocked to see that the person sat in the driver’s seat of the Peugeot 106 was actually a three-year-old boy.
Fox Hooper who Suffers from Asperger’s disease, a form of autism which can result in obsessional behaviour in Children, had been playing with his mother until 3am and when she fell asleep he took the car keys and sneaked out of the locked house.
He unlocked two doors in the house and the car Door before starting the engine and revving it wildly.
When police arrived he told them he had wanted to check the petrol.
His mother Julie, of New Milton, Hampshire said: “We had been playing on my bed until 3am, I must have dropped off to sleep. He somehow managed to unlock three doors to get into the car and start revving the engine.
“Fox suffers from Asperger’s, which causes problems with social interaction, body language can be misinterpreted, children get obsessions and they like routines.
“People do not understand this disease and I would like to say that children with this do need more support from others. Fox is very intelligent in other ways but he does have this disability.
“I know the situation could have been different, especially if he had reversed the car down the drive.”
Hampshire Police said they were called to the terrace house in the New Forest, at 3.30am and gave the child a quick telling-off before tucking him up in bed.
Inspector Alan Birtwistle, of Hampshire police said: “This three-year-old obviously fancied going for an outing in the car but did not have anyone’s permission so we gave him suitable advice and tucked him back up in bed.”
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