Four children pack up fishing rods, leave goodbye note and drive 600 miles
A group of children are in trouble with more than just their parents after going on a 600-mile joyride.
The group, aged 10 to 14, packed up fishing rods in one of their parents cars, left a farewell note then drove down the Australian east coast before being pulled over by police.
On their way they allegedly stole fuel from two petrol stations in the 4×4 that belonged to one of their dads then refused to get out when they were stopped after a short chase.
A 13-year-old is suspected to have been driving when officers arrested them but they are believed to have split the driving between them.
They set off from Rockhampton, Queensland, late on Saturday night, and drove around 90 miles to the town of Banana where they needed fuel.
They allegedly stole a tank of petrol in the town of Banana in the early hours of yesterday before continuing on their journey.
They crossed the state border into Glen Innes, New South Wales, before finally ending up in Grafton where they were stopped.