As a special treat for his son’s ninth birthday, Mohammed Nisham of the southern Indian state of Kerala let him take a drive around the neighborhood in his sports car. After a video was posted online of his son’s joyride, the authorities were contacted and Nisham was charged with endangering the life of a child and allowing a minor to drive. He posted bail, which was the equivalent of $92, and was released.
The boy’s mother (who reportedly filmed the joyride) doesn’t think the whole thing is a big deal. She bragged about her son’s driving skills just as any other mother would brag about her son scoring a goal in a soccer game:
“I am proud of him. He’s been driving since he was 5,” said his mother, Amal Nisham.
Since he was five? I guess they skipped right over the bike with training wheels.
“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,” “It’s not easy for a child to achieve such a feat at this young age,” she said.
Now these parents are in a real pickle. What do they do for their son’s 10th birthday? Ice cream and a clown just isn’t going to cut it.