Police in India have charged a father for letting his son take a Ferrari for a joy ride on his ninth birthday.
The Guardian reports police in Kerala charged Mohammed Nisham with endangering the life of a child and allowing a minor to drive after he handed the keys to his 360kW/465Nm Ferrari F430 – valued at around $400,00 when released in 2005 – to his nine-year-old son.
The boy’s mother, Amal Nisham, filmed her son behind the wheel of the Italian supercar while the birthday boy was joined by his seven-year-old brother in the passenger seat – neither wearing seatbelts.
Amal Nisham told NDTV the boy was a pretty confident driver.
“Driving a Ferrari at this age is not common,” she said.
According to the Guardian, the boy’s mother was proud of him, saying he’s been driving since he was five.
Mohammed Nisham reportedly operates successful tobacco and real estate businesses and owns 18 cars worth almost $4 million.
The legal driving age in India is 18.