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Hungry Eight-Year-Old Drives to McDonald's

What would you do for a cheeseburger?

If you're an eight-year-old Ohio boy whose parents have already gone to bed, then you might just watch some YouTube videos to teach yourself how to drive, grab your little sister, and head to the closest McDonald's.

According to the local police, the boy "got a sudden urge for a Mickey D's cheeseburger"—unfortunately, it was after he had already eaten his dinner and also after "both of his parents had fallen asleep after a busy day."

So, naturally, "he watched driving instruction videos on YouTube for a few minutes before putting his four-year-old sister in his dad's van so they could get their fix."

How did he do? "The young driver managed to safely get through four intersections before getting to a McDonald's drive-through about 1.5 miles from the house." When they actually came through the drive-through, "employees actually thought they were being pranked," said a local patrolman, who was called to the scene once it was determined the kids were there alone.

The boy did figure out that what he had done was wrong (and actually illegal), and when he did so, "he burst into tears." But both he and his sister got what they came for: They were able to "eat their cheeseburgers while waiting for their grandparents to pick them up."

Potential Preaching Angles: The Huffington Post's account of this story opens with the line "Ever crave something so badly you'll do anything to get it?" On a positive note, this kid sure knew how to pursue his goals. On a negative note, sometimes our cravings can sure lead us astray.

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