6-Year-Old Girl Steals Car Keys and Crashes BMW to Visit Father

Rommie Hawkins, 6-year-old girl crashes car, Pittsburgh, Lawrenceville

Rommie Hawkins

Rommie Hawkins was shoveling snow from a recent winter storm in Pittsburgh when he noticed a BMW barreling down his street–headed straight for him–in a suburban neighborhood with no signs of stopping. The car halted to a stop, barely missing him, but he was even more shocked to see that the driver of the car was a 6-year-old girl.

The young girl from Lawrenceville, Pennsylvannia stole her mother’s car keys while she was sleeping so she could drive across town to visit her father. Police said she drove the car for about a half of a mile on icy streets before she lost control of the car around 9 a.m. on Sunday.

“I was like, ‘Stop, stop, stop.’ She looked at me, and she took back off and she stopped again, so I started running up the hill, telling her to stop, and she was going and stopping, going and stopping,” Hawkins told WTAE Pittsburgh.

The ride finally ended with the girl hitting three parked vehicles and a utility pole. The girl stepped out of the BMW uninjured, crying for her father.

BMW, Rommie Hawkins, Girl Crashes Car

A 6-year-old girl steals and crashes her mother’s BMW to visit her father across town.

“How she knew how to operate a car, your guess is as good as mine,” Sgt. Jerry Parker said.

Police are not sure whether any charges will be pressed.

The happy ending to the story? The police brought the little girl’s father to the scene to pick her up, where she got to see him after all.

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