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5-year-old backs SUV onto Ohio street, tells 911 "my mom is gonna be pissed at me"

(CBS/WBNS/AP) MANSFIELD, Ohio - Authorities say a 5-year-old girl who was looking for her mother backed a car out of the driveway, then called 911 for help in Mansfield, Ohio.

Police say Ameleah Kegley backed out the family's luxury SUV Monday evening after returning from school to an empty house.

According to the Mansfield News Journal, her mother had gone to the hospital with an emergency and her father, who lives elsewhere, never got the message.

Worried that her mother wasn't home, Ameleah decided to look for her, starting her mother's 1999 Lincoln Navigator. It backed down the sloped driveway and came to a stop on grass across the street. 

The girl dialed 911, explained the situation and asked for quick help getting the car back home, because she said her mom would be upset with her.

She didn't want to admit she was behind the wheel. According to  CBS affiliate WBNS, which obtained the 911 call, the child told the dispatcher, "my mom's car backed out on accident."

She then goes on to explain, "I know my mom is gonna be pissed at me."

Officer Ryan Grimshaw said he responded to the house to find the SUV had rolled backwards out of the driveway, across the street and into a neighbor's yard.

"You could tell that she followed exactly probably what her mom does when she gets in her car," said Grimshaw. "She put the keys in the ignition, pulled it into drive, turned the headlights on. Like she was ready to drive somewhere, like she was grown up," he told WBNS.

Police eventually managed to reach the girl's parents and sort out the confusion, McEntyre said.

Authorities say no charges will be filed, according to WBNS.


  • Crimesider Staff

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