On Monday, police in New Delhi, India, arrested a man, Mohammed Nisham, who let his 9-year-old son drive the family’s Ferrari. The Associated Press reported that Nisham was arrested on child endangerment charges for allowing a minor to drive.
The young boy’s mother, Amal Nisham, filmed him driving the car two weeks ago on his ninth birthday, with his 5-year-old brother in tow.
“I am proud of him. He’s been driving since he was five,” his mother said. “It was his ninth birthday, and since he was insisting for months, we allowed him to drive the Ferrari. He is a cautious and confident driver.” Apparently, the boy isn’t new to getting behind the wheel, as he has also driven a Bentley, Lamborghini and some of the other 18 cars the family owns.
Since being posted on YouTube, the video has garnered widespread attention and fueled outrage across India. Police later filed charges and the boy’s father turned himself in at a police station near the port city of Kochi.
Inspector Biju Kumar said Nisham was quickly released after posting bail of 5,000 rupee ($92). Currently, the Ferrari is still impounded, but police say it will be returned to the Nisham family after the case is closed.
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