POLICE: FLORIDA MAN LETS 12-YEAR-OLD DRIVE JEEP 85 MPH
JUPITER, Fla. (AP) – A Florida man is facing felony charges after police said he let a 12-year-old girl drive his SUV and told her to speed because he wanted to be a “cool father” – even though he’s not her dad.
Arrest reports say Shaun Michaelsen told the arresting officer Monday he’s friends with the girl’s mother and the girl was staying with him for a few days.
The 41-year-old told officers the girl asked if she could drive, so he thought “it would be cool” and that he was trying to be a “cool father.”
Michaelsen also told officers he’d been drinking. He is being held without bond on several charges.
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6/9/2020 11:15:12 AM (GMT -5:00)