Prank video of toddler driving a truck tricks St Albans web users

A capture of the video by Traveller Beef, apparently of the toddler driving the 4x4

A capture of the video by Traveller Beef, apparently of the toddler driving the 4x4 - Credit: Archant

A video of a toddler appearing to drive a 4x4 truck on his own has been confirmed as a prank by Herts Police.

The video, apparently shot in Chiswell Green, was shared widely by local Facebook groups.

However Herts Police have thrown cold water on the controversy, saying: “Officers conducted enquires and the child and his parents were identified and spoken to.

“It was established that the film was a prank and that an adult was actually driving the pick-up truck, but it had been filmed to give the illusion that a child was behind the wheel.”

The video was posted to Facebook by the channel Traveller Beef, and has been covered by national newspapers such as the Daily Mail.


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The channel has also posted several videos of bare-knuckle boxing, and videos of people holding machetes.

The police say no action is being taken against the driver who filmed the video.

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