German 14-year-old takes off in dad's Ferrari

13th July 2011, Comments 0 comments

A 14-year-old German boy sparked a major police operation after taking his father's new Ferrari for a spin lasting several hours, authorities said Wednesday.

The teenager's parents bought the 200,000-euro ($280,000) sports car in Berlin and were on Tuesday returning to their home in Spain when police stopped them on a motorway near the German capital and detained them for questioning.

"The 14-year-old was unable to resist the temptation," police said. "When an acquaintance of the family noticed the car and the boy were missing, he suspected theft or even an abduction."

Following a major police operation lasting several hours, the "totally unrepentant" teenager returned to the police station in the undamaged black car. He now faces several charges including driving without a licence.

© 2011 AFP

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