Video: 10-year-old Norwegian boy steals parents’ car and tells police he is a dwarf + a 24-year-old man who looks 12-years-old

By | February 13, 2014

A ten-year-old Norwegian boy who drove his parents’ car into a snowy ditch offered an inventive excuse to police: he was a dwarf who had forgotten his driver’s license.
The boy — who lives near Dokka, a town 110kms (68 miles) north of Oslo — put his 18-month old sister into the car sometime before 6am, while his parents were still sleeping and set off to visit his grandparents in Valdres, about 60 kilometres away.

He drove more than 10 kilometres before veering off the road, where he was found by a snowplow driver who alerted police.

‘The parents woke up and discovered that the children were missing and that someone had taken off with their car. They were pretty upset, as you can imagine,’ said Baard Christiansen, a spokesman for the Vest Oppland police district.

via DailyMail

There is Kallmann syndrome which delays puberty and development so a 17 year old could probably look like a 12-13 year old.

Kallmann syndrome is a genetic condition where the primary symptom is a failure to start puberty or a failure to fully complete it. It occurs in both males and females and has the additional symptoms of hypogonadism and almost invariably infertility. Kallmann syndrome also features the additional symptom of an altered sense of smell; either totally absent (anosmia) or highly reduced (hyposmia).[1][2] Kallmann syndrome occurs when the hypothalamic neurons that are responsible for releasing gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH neurons) fail to migrate into the hypothalamus during embryonic development. [3][4]

Via Wikipedia

I don’t speak the language but this person,€ Mohammad Farooq Abou Al Hassan, is supposedly 24 years old. His voice sounds young. The video shows him driving. Is he really 24? Several sources seem to confirm this.

Sharjah resident Mohammad Farooq Abou Al Hassan on what it takes for an adult to live in a child’s body. Mohammad Farooq Abou Al Hassan, a Jordanian of Palestinian origin, is your average 24-year-old Arab male. The only difference is that he hasn’t aged a day since he was 12 years old.

Mohammad’s condition is not without hope. There is a medical solution but the young man refuses to follow it up. “My case is similar to Lionel Messi’s. His club sponsored his treatment, so if I took the hormone injections things might change. I tried them a few years ago for two weeks, but I couldn’t continue. It hurt too much,” he told XPRESS.

It is not easy being a 24-year-old in a 12-year-old’s body. To many he comes across as an “oddity” but he doesn’t let it affect him.

“When I was 18, a copy of my passport in hand, I went to a driver’s licence issuing centre. They told me to bring my dad along. But when my dad accompanied me, we were told to head to the headquarters,” said Mohammad, adding that the branch had thought his passport was fake. Eventually he received his driving licence.

But his problems didn’t end there. More trouble awaited him on the road. “A few days after I received my licence, I took a friend on a drive. We were pulled over by police and even though I was the one in the driver’s seat, the policeman asked for my friend’s driver’s licence.”

Mohammad still remembers the look on the policeman’s face when he told him he had his own driver’s licence. “You should have seen the shock on his face when he realised that my licence was not fake, which was his initial conclusion, naturally,” Mohammad said.

In time he has become rather familiar with Sharjah Police. “If I am ever pulled over, I just know that this guy is new to the force.”

via GulfNews

Amazing story.

 

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