Minn. toddler found after riding toy tractor to county fair


Published in Weird News

(UPI) A Minnesota toddler has been found after he took a joyride on his battery powered John Deere tractor to the county fair.

The 2 1/2-year old wanted to go back to the county fair, and drove from his home to the fair without telling his parents, Chisago County Sheriff's Sgt. Jason Foster told KARE 11.

Dispatchers got a call Thursday night that the toddler was missing and found him safe minutes later in the middle of the fairground, according to a Sheriff's Office Facebook post.

The boy's home was only a block and a half or so from the fairgrounds and he had seen the rides going up over the previous few days while riding in his parents car and wanted to check it out for himself.


Foster said the child drove the tractor down the sidewalk, through a backgate and navigated through a heavy crowd there for motorcross races before he arrived at the Tilt-a-Whirl, which he wanted to ride.

However, before he got on the ride, State Rep. Brian Johnson, a former Islanti County deputy, saw him and figured out something was wrong. He flagged down a deputy, who helped reunite the boy with his dad.

The dad suspended his son's driving privileges by pulling out the tractor's battery.

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