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4 Australian kids take stolen car on 1,000-kilometer road trip

By Torsten Blackwood

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their epic journey 

It's their excellent adventure. Question is will they go on a bogus journey in a couple more years?

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Probably not a smart thing to do, but think of the stories they'll be able to tell their grandchildren.

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This is kind of a like a modern-day Aussie Stand By Me!

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Real Family goals. Best family trip ever.

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They've gone walk about

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Stories like this are sadly not uncommon among indigenous kids. Glad they were all OK, as I am sure their families are!

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Three teenagers and a child. Not so incredible when you write the truth. I could drive at 13. Could have fathered children too.

Anyway this still looks like a good movie. When is it coming to Japan?

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Except for the stolen car, stolen cash and ignoring police orders....EPIC!!

Stories like this are sadly not uncommon among indigenous kids. 

I re-read the article...where does it state indigenous (aboriginal)?

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please enlighten us and tell us where the article says that these kids are aboriginal?

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Sounds like Australia could use a passenger railway across the country.

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Wonder why ? "Hey Mum & Dad, we're fed up with you, so we're outa here, so long and goodbye, thanks for the fishing gear"... a few years too early for most Parents, but I wouldn't be surprised to hear that this rings true in a lot of cases.

One thing I know about Aussies is, that I've met more of them outside of Australia than when I've visited the Country. They have exploration and travel in their blood!

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The children, who were found unharmed, have been taken into care.

"Taken into care." Is that what they call juvie these days?

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The Judge will let them free to go home if the Police has charged them and took them to the court. This is an Australian softer justice system for juvenile offenders. Juvenile car theft and joyride are nothing new to Australia. Everyday cars were stolen by groups of juvenile car thieves and joyride around the town. later, they crashed the car and someone got injured or die in an accident. Sometime, they burn down the car to erase evidences.

These kids are lucky to be found in a parked car and has not been pursued by Police. If they have been chased by Police and then almost certainly they will be crashing onto the light pole or tree and someone got injured or die in an accident.

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Police would most certainly NOT chase a car driven by children, but block the road to get them to stop. That being said, this is an excellent adventure. Australian outback is really not crowded, and a 10 years old is typically strong enough to handle a 4 wheeler like the Highlander in the picture.

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Police had to use a what to get into the car?

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Stories like this are sadly not uncommon among indigenous kids.

Like "that person" requested, and I too would love to know where the assumption is that these were indigenous kids?

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(UK also truncheon); (US also nightstick) a thick, heavy stick used as a weapon by police officers. Poles, rods, shafts and sticks.

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Thanks KWBO, I'm all too familiar with the police weapon of choice (being a ninja an' all). 'Baton' had been misspelt in original article. All good now. Didn't expect praise for spotting the funny mistake, but laughed when I saw that someone thumbed me down for it!

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