Five-year-old Adrian took his parents’ car, and was only caught when police in Utah state stopped the car on the freeway.
A patrolman spotted the SUV weaving on lanes at 30mph, and issued a traffic stop, duly obeyed by the motorist.
He was surprised to discover the child behind the wheel, who stated he was on his way to purchase a Lamborghini.
The boy told police that he had left home after his mother rejected his demand to buy him the luxury vehicle – lower-priced models is priced at more than $180,000 (£144,000) – which resulted in an argument.
“He decided he would take the car and go to California to buy one himself,” Utah Highway Patrol wrote on Twitter. “He might have been short on the purchase amount, as he only had $3 dollars in his wallet.”
Dash camera footage published by KSL-TV reveals the vehicle weaving slightly in traffic before pulling over at the police signal.
Highway patrol initially assumed the car might be having an impaired driver.
In the footage, the officer asked the boy behind the wheel “How old are you? You’re five years old?” once he observed the boy.
The boy was sitting at the very edge of the car seat to be able to reach the pedals. He had made it about a five minutes’ drive from residence.
No-one was injured in the incident. It will be left to regional prosecutors to decide whether to file charges against the parents.
Both, his mother and father, were at work and he was left in the care of a sibling when he took the vehicle. Police issued a reminder to make sure car keys are not easily accessible to children.