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How does a 9-year-old hop a plane to Vegas?

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  • Was Minneapolis boy who snuck on Vegas flight meeting someone?

    Was Minneapolis boy who snuck on Vegas flight meeting someone?

    Monday, October 7 2013 10:41 PM EDT2013-10-08 02:41:43 GMT
    The 9-year-old runaway who snuck through airport security in the Twin Cities and made his way onto a Delta flight to Sin City may have been trying to meet someone he met online, officials say.
    The story of a 9-year-old runaway from Minneapolis who snuck through airport security in the Twin Cities and made his way onto a Delta flight to Sin City got a bit murkier on Monday with the revelation that the boy may have been trying to meet someone he met online.
  • Runaway Minneapolis boy, 9, hops flight to Las Vegas without ticket

    Boy, 9, boards plane at MSP airport without ticket

    No parents, no ticket, no questions -- no problem. A 9-year-old runaway went through security, boarded a plane at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport and flew to Las Vegas, officials confirmed.
    No parents, no ticket, no questions -- no problem. A 9-year-old runaway went through security, boarded a plane at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport and flew to Las Vegas, airport officials confirmed on Sunday.

A 9-year-old boy made his way onto a Delta flight from Minneapolis to Las Vegas airport officials confirmed Sunday, and with limited details, everyone is wondering how he did it.

Getting through airport security can be a hassle with personal belongings, bag restrictions and clothing guidelines, but the 9-year-old breeze on through. Security officials screened the Minneapolis boy at the airport shortly after 10:30 a.m. Thursday after he arrived via light rail, Metropolitan Airports Commission spokesman Patrick Hogan said.

Security cameras caught the boy playing on the escalators before he passed through security without either an ID or a boarding pass by moving along with another family and kids.  The boy then walked right on the plane while the gate agent was busy helping someone else. 

What's going through the mind of a 9-year-old who methodically plans this out, and how does a 9-year-old successfully execute such a plan? Child psychiatrist Dr. Joel Oberstar, CEO and Chief Medical Officer at PrairieCare will discuss the impulsivity of a 9-year-old and what may have been going through his head as he made his way to Vegas.

 

Tune in to FOX @ 9 for Dr. Oberstar's analysis.

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