While Adrian Zamarripa’s actions were indeed dangerous, one stranger, Jeremy Neves was inspired by his commitment. Neves was so impressed that he drove his matte black 2016 Lamborghini to Ogden from nearby town Orem, so that Zamarripa’s wish could come true.
“I’m absolutely inspired by the principles that he displayed of success ― knowing what he wants, going after it,” Neves told local station KSL-TV. “Absolutely, I’m not encouraging kids to go out and take their parents’ car, and do anything else that’s illegal. I’m not advocating that at all.”
“This car’s fast!” Zamarripa says in a video taken in Neves’ Lambo. It appears that Zamarripa is sitting in someone’s lap.
“I’m happy he got to experience this,” Zamarripa’s sister, Sidney told Salt Lake City’s Fox 13. “Despite everything that is happening, he got it.”
Sidney and the mother, Beatriz Flores, were touched by Neves’ gesture. According to Sidney, Zamarripa is obsessed with Lamborghinis, spending hours watching videos online. “He's never done something like this,” Sidney said. She explained that she fell asleep while babysitting him on Monday, when Zamarripa stole the keys and jumped in the car. The day before, he told his family he was driving to California with three dollars.
“He’s always said he wanted to go to California to buy one,” Sidney said. “But we never thought it would be the next day.” He only drove a few miles before he was pulled over by the Utah Highway Patrol. “It’s like he planned everything, which is crazy,” Sidney said.
The highway patrol said it won’t press charges or cite anyone for the joyride. However, Zamarripa’s sister does admit that the child’s stunt got him grounded and that his chore list has gotten longer.