This is not an Onion Headline, it really happened. This story comes from across the pond and in Lancashire. The police department posted to Twitter the following story with a picture of a red car:

The driver of this car was 11 years old... (yes, eleven!) A family member was fed up with the child playing Grand Theft Auto all day on the Playstation, so brought him out to practice driving on a car park Blackpool... The adult has been reported for traffic offences.

Of course, the other highly questionable thing about this is the rating Grand Theft Auto has. It's not meant for children until 18 years of age. If you take that into account, driving car seems rather tame. Of course, in the game, it's only virtual people who can get hurt. The roads are something different.

It's all fun and games until the kid tries to get a hooker, just so he can run her over and get his money back.