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Toddler drives battery-powered tractor to county fair

A Chisago County, Minnesota toddler has lost his wheels after the stunt he pulled on Thursday night. The two-and-a-half year old decided to drive his battery-powered John Deere tractor to the local county fair without informing his parents of his mission, reports KARE.

Dispatchers received a call about a missing child at 6:51 p.m.  Fortunately, it didn't take deputies long to spot him, safe with a deputy just a few minutes later in the middle of the fairgrounds.

The toddler only lives a block and a half or so from the fair and had seen the rides being set up over the previous few days while riding in his parents' car. So when the fair opened Thursday night he headed right over to get a closer look.

According to Sergeant Jason Foster, the little boy steered his tractor down the sidewalk, through a back gate and then navigated his way to the Tilt-a-Whirl ride. That's where he was spotted by a former deputy, who alerted the authorities.

While the story has a mostly happy ending, the boy's father immediately suspended his son's driving privileges by removing the battery from his toy tractor.