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5-year-olds tunnel out of kindergarten to buy a 'grown up car'

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Ben Hooper
Photo by Oleg Malyshev OM/Shutterstock.com
Photo by Oleg Malyshev OM/Shutterstock.com

MAGNITOGORSK , Russia, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- Russian police said a pair of 5-year-old boys used garden spades to tunnel under a fence and escape their kindergarten in an attempt to purchase a Jaguar.

Police in Magnitogorsk said the boys slipped away from their teacher on multiple occasions in the school yard and dug under the fence over the course of several days.

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The boys were eventually able to squeeze through the tunnel and made their way to a Jaguar showroom a few miles away from the school. Police said the boys told a woman who approached them outside the showroom that they were in the market for a "grown up car."

The children were taken to the Ordzhonikidze Police station, where they were released into the custody of their parents. The parents did not pursue a formal complaint against the school or the boys' teachers.

Olga Denisenko, acting head of preschool education at the school, was quoted by the Siberian Times as saying disciplinary actions had been taken against employees.

"This is a very serious breach of rules. The head of the group that allowed this to happen was fired," she said. "The acting head of the kindergarten has been given administrative notice."

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