Missing 2-Year-Old Turns Up By County Fair After Illicit Joy Ride

Kenneth Allen of Rush City, Minnesota, was found traveling one mile per hour on his way to the fair.

By Gina Tron
Chisago County Sheriff's Office

A Minnesota family must have been extremely relieved after it was revealed that their missing 2-year-old son was found safe at the local county fair after taking his toy tractor out for an adventure.

Kenneth Allen of Rush City was certainly in a rush to get to the fair after he disobeyed his dad and took off in his motorized toy John Deere tractor, Fox 9 in Minneapolis reports. His mom, Lynn Allen, had promised him he could go, but with an adult, she told ABC News

However, apparently, he couldn’t wait.

When Lynn couldn’t find her son, she called 911.

"Just scared, what was going through my mind was that someone had actually took him," she told Fox9.

Thankfully, he was found safe two blocks away at the local fair.

"Me and my partner converged on the area and sure enough there he was on his little John Deere battery-powered tractor,” a Chicago County Sergeant Jason Foster told the local outlet.

The toddler was speeding one mile an hour from his home to the fair. He didn’t receive a speeding ticket but he has had his "license suspended," according to the sheriff’s office.

"I was glad to see him, but the first thing I did was pop the hood, pulled his battery and said you're grounded," the boy’s dad, Kristopher Allen, told Fox9.

It’s not clear if the child is on home arrest but it appears that law enforcement is satisfied with his punishment.

"I heard the dad say that he's lost it for a week, so I don't think I have to worry about him speeding on the city streets for a week here," Foster told Fox 9.

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