Boy takes joyride, dad ends up in jail

March 17, 2013 at 2:25 PM

NEW YORK, March 17 (UPI) -- A 9-year-old boy from New York City took a joyride in his father's car and ended up backing into a scaffolding, officials said.

The incident happened Saturday in Manhattan's Harlem neighborhood, the New York Post reported.

Shortly after Trevhon Cox's father got out of the vehicle to stop in a corner store, the 9-year-old jumped behind the wheel. The joyride only lasted a few seconds before Trevhon backed into the scaffolding, the report said.

When police arrived, they arrested Trevhon's father, Rawle Cox, 35, on a child endangerment charge for leaving the boy alone in the vehicle.

Trevhon's mother said her son was on his way to a chess match when his father pulled over to buy him a turkey sandwich.

"He went to buy his son a sandwich and ended up in jail," said Fiona Cox, 31. "It was an accident."

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