The Mountain Mail, July 12, 1994: While waiting for his mother, Pamela Robinson of Salida, to finish shopping Saturday at Don’s Food Town, a 7-year-old turned the key in the family van’s ignition, put it into gear, revved up the engine and went in the short way: through the store’s front windows.

“He came right on through the window,” Gail Holt, co-owner of the supermarket, said. She was not at the store at the time of the incident.

At approximately 7:45 p.m., the child drove the van onto the sidewalk, through a newly-loaded wood box, which Holt said slowed him down, and pushed through the windows and the cement wall before it came to rest.

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