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Tuesday 14 August 2018

Baby driver: US cop lets toddler off with ‘cuteness warning’

Police in the Boston suburb of Malden spotted one-year-old Grayson Salerno in a red toy Mercedes convertible.

One-year-old Grayson Salerno is pulled over for driving without a licence but got off with a ‘cuteness warning’ (Cori-Devan Salerno/AP)
One-year-old Grayson Salerno is pulled over for driving without a licence but got off with a ‘cuteness warning’ (Cori-Devan Salerno/AP)

By Associated Press reporter

A one-year-old motorist has been pulled over for driving without a licence — but got off with a “cuteness warning”.

Police in the Boston suburb of Malden say they staged the traffic stop on Tuesday afternoon after spotting Grayson Salerno driving a red toy Mercedes convertible along a sidewalk.

An officer pulled his vehicle behind the one-year-old, switched on the blue flashing lights and pretended to write a ticket.

Photos and video of the incident have been widely shared on social media.

Grayson’s mother, Cori Salerno, says she’s tickled the mock misdemeanour has made so many people smile.

It is doubtful the young offender understands the charge and he was wearing a T-shirt with the inscription: “I have literally no idea what you are saying.”

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