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2013-04-29 10:01

PARENTAL NEGLIGENCE CAUGHT ON CAMERA: If you're going to commit a crime it might be helpful not to film it and put it on YouTube. Law enforcement officials call that "evidence."


Irresponsible parenting alert – A video shows little kids in India riding around in a V8-powered Ferrari F430.

Earlier in April we reported on a video uploaded to YouTube showing two youngsters in India riding around in a V8 Ferrari F430.

In the video, junior is pulling on the steering to a) see over the facia and b) reach the pedals. It’s enough to make any parent cringe...

Now it seems justice has prevailed over gross parental negligence by arresting the father of one of the boys.


The police arrested Mohammed Nisham under India's Juvenile Justice Act and Motor Vehicles Act. Nisham, who owns the Ferrari, filmed the video of his son driving the F430 and uploaded it to YouTube.

The Times of India reported Nisham was booked under Section 23 of the JJ Act for "encouraging under-age driving" and for "allowing unlicensed child to drive the vehicle".

Fortunately nobody was hurt and the street appears to be deserted (except for other children). Still, the level of irresponsibility demonstrated by the parents is baffling. What if he crashed? What if the car was destroyed?

The boy has also driven the family's Lamborghini and Bentley. His mother said she's "proud of him. He's been driving since he was 5."
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