01 July 2013

The Luckiest Boy in Alaska

Boy, 6, rides 3 miles atop family van before falling off on Parks Highway
A six-year-old rode on the roof of his parents' minivan for three miles down the Parks Highway without the parents noticing before he tumbled off and onlookers plucked him off the highway and called 911, the Alaska State Troopers said Sunday.

The boy escaped with only minor cuts and bruises.

The child told troopers he was riding on his parents' car as it left their home near Mile 52 of the Parks Highway, according to an online trooper dispatch.

"We think the kid was riding on the roof where there are bars," said AST spokeswoman Beth Ipsen. "He has apparently done it before."

The stupid is strong with parents who allowed it to happen in the first place.  The story goes on to state that no one was charged "with a crime or traffic violation."

Makes me wonder exactly who these people are.

10 comments:

armedlaughing said...

democrats?

gfa

Rev. Paul said...

If you mean "low-education", probably. Political connections? Maybe.

ProudHillbilly said...

I heard that this morning and still don't understand the "parents didn't know he was up there part".

Rev. Paul said...

PH, I'm with you: I don't believe it.

PioneerPreppy said...

When I was about that age I jumped unto the stepside of my dad's old chevy truck as he was pulling out of the drive way. I was on the passenger side and pressed myself up behind the cab enough to where he couldn't see me in the mirror. I rode a good mile or two there until he stopped at a light and then I jumped into the cab and scared him to death.

He beat me like I was a step son when we got home.

Rev. Paul said...

Preppy, most of us have done something like that, although I can't help but feel you were very, very lucky to survive both ends of that ride. :)

Old NFO said...

WTF??? Sigh...

Rev. Paul said...

Exactly, NFO. Exactly.

Sandy said...

Rev. Paul,

I have a problem with parents not knowing he was on the roof of the vehicle.

Rev. Paul said...

I'm with you, Sandy. I don't believe they didn't know.