By Amy Reast via SWNS
Police in the Netherlands were called to a scene on April 30 after the little lad was spotted alone in Utrecht.
The tot was unhurt after being checked by medics - who gave him a hot chocolate while police worked out what to do.
It wasn't until later that they heard reports of a collision of one car with two other parked cars nearby - and realized it was the little boy's mother's car.
A police Instagram post detailed how, while on the phone to his mother, he had "gestured a collision with his hands and made a steering wheel movement."
It continued: "This gave us the suspicion that the child might have driven."
It transpired he had somehow managed to steal his mother's car keys and go for a joyride - then smashed into two parked cars.
The pajama-clad youngster then legged it from the vehicle, despite having bare feet - and wandered around on the street until he was spotted by passers-by.
He knew exactly how the car worked when police asked about it, and even demonstrated his knowledge by putting in the key, turning on the ignition, dipping the clutch and stepping on the gas.
Luckily, they saw the funny side - with the police dubbing the four-year-old the "new Max Verstappen" after the Dutch Formula One driver.
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