Police are investigating after two five-year-old Russian boys spent days using toy spades to dig their way out of their kindergarten to set off on a mission to buy a Jaguar sports car.
According to the daily Komsomolskaya Pravda, the duo vanished as a group of children took a supervised walk in the grounds of the kindergarten in the city of Magnitogorsk in the Urals.
After reaching freedom, the boys walked two kilometres to a car showroom.
They told a woman they had come from their kindergarten to buy a Jaguar but did not have any money.
She put them in her car and drove them to a police station.
2 boys dig tunnel to escape kindy and attempt to buy a luxury sports car. http://t.co/P8jHFChTxh (Had to check to make sure wasn't my boys)— Claire Zorn (@ClaireZorn) September 9, 2015
The boys had prepared their escape for several days, digging a hole under a fence using spades from the sand pit, Komsomolskaya Pravda reported, citing kindergarten staff.
The kindergarten only noticed the boys’ absence after half an hour.
Local educational authorities responded by firing the supervisor in charge at the time and giving a warning to the acting head.
“This is considered a very serious violation,” the head of the pre-school department of Magnitogorsk, Olga Denisenko, told Komsomolskaya Pravda.
She could not be immediately reached for comment.
The children’s parents did not submit any complaint.
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