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Old 10-10-2007, 05:02 AM   #1
Alicia Michel
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Applebees tastes this good huh...

Boy, 6, tries to drive to Applebees

BROOMFIELD, Colo. - A 6-year-old boy was hungry and decided he'd go to Applebees. So he grabbed the car keys, took his booster seat from the back seat of his grandmother's car and placed it in the driver's seat, then made a go of driving himself to the restaurant Tuesday.

He made it about 75 feet. Unable to take the car out of reverse, he crossed the street and ran into a transformer and communication box, knocking out electricity and phone service to dozens of townhomes.

Nobody was injured and the boy, whose name was not released, got out of his car and told his grandmother what happened.

"He proceeded to start the car and started backing up," said Sgt. Colleen O'Connell of the Broomfield Police Department. "He went backward about 47 feet, hit the curb, then went backward another 29 feet."

Investigators couldn't figure out how the boy reached the accelerator.

No charges will be filed.

"I have five children of my own, so I know you cannot watch them every minute they're awake," said nearby resident Nancy Hollis, whose power was knocked out by the accident.
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Old 10-10-2007, 09:18 AM   #2
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Re: Applebees tastes this good huh...

ahha when i have kids i will hide my keys
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Old 10-10-2007, 06:31 PM   #3
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Re: Applebees tastes this good huh...

Applebees is good. I always look for one when I'm in the US.
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Old 10-11-2007, 12:41 AM   #4
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Re: Applebees tastes this good huh...

I haven't eaten their in a while. That article makes me want to go.
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Old 10-11-2007, 10:01 AM   #5
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Re: Applebees tastes this good huh...

It makes me think of Talledaga Nights.

When my brother and I were roughly 5 and 7, he somehow got the gear out of park while my mother was off getting something, and into Neutral. Our driveway was a roughly 30' hill that opened on to a busy road. We rolled right across the street, and into a church parking lot, with not a scratch or hair out of place. Could have ended differently.
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