They watched as he did U-turns, put the car in reverse and then in drive again as he made his way through the neighborhood. Kobi was only in the car for a few minutes, but it seemed much longer, [his mother] said.
“He used his turn signals and stopped at the stop signs.”
Kobi told his mom that his Cadillac adventure was fun. But after a face-to-face with police down at headquarters, Kobi changed his tune.
“I was scared,” said Kobi, who, at just around 3 feet tall, could not explain how he could reach the brake and accelerator and see over the dash to drive. But he did explain why he wore a seat belt.
“I didn’t want police to pull me over,” Kobi said.
That last reminds me of the closing lyrics to Tom Lehrer’s Irish Ballad
When at last the police came by sing rickety tickety tin
… these terrible deeds she did not deny
To do so she would have to lie
And lying she knew was a sin
Lying she knew was a sin