Missing Minnesota 2-year-old who drove to local fair on toy tractor clocking speeds of 1 mile an hour has 'license suspended'
CHISAGO COUNTY, MINNESOTA — A missing two-year-old Minnesota boy has now been found by police after he left his home on Thursday (18 July) on his toy tractor to go to a local fair, just two blocks away from his home.
Kenneth Allen's parents reported him missing after they couldn't find him and his motorized John Deere tractor, the Daily Mail reports.
Authorities ultimately tracked down the child in Rush City after he made his way to the Chisago County Fair located a couple of blocks away.
Police said little Kenneth drove his toy car down the sidewalk reaching speeds of one mile an hour before they found him next to his favorite ride, the Tilt-a-Whirl.
Authorities shared a post about the incident on Facebook, informing that the two-year-old's father had "promptly suspended his son's license by removing the battery from it."
"Me and my partner converged on the area and sure enough there he was on his little John Deere battery-powered tractor," Chisago County Sergeant Jason Foster said. "He had the brightest red hair, you couldn't miss this little guy. I heard the dad say that he's lost it for a week, so I don't think I have to worry about him speeding on the city streets for a week here."
Speaking to Fox News, the youngster's mother, Lynn, said: "Just scared, what was going through my mind was that someone had actually took him."
Meanwhile, Kristopher Allen- the child's father- said: "I was glad to see him, but the first thing I did was pop the hood, pulled his battery and said you're grounded. Kids will be kids and things will happen, it is what it is. I'm not mad at him; next time stay in the yard."
The Chisago County Sheriff's Office has shared a photo of the toy tractor on Facebook.
"We are out at the Chisago County Fair all night and through the duration of the fair. Stop by our booth and say hello!" they wrote alongside the post.
"First call of the night at the county fair was a missing 2-year-old who drove his tractor from home, to the fair. He was reunited with Dad who promptly suspended his son's license by removing the battery from it. We are only one call away if you need us!"