This kid is BAD. And his mama works at the airport!!! Sounds like she's a single parent because there's no mention of a dad...
(CNN) -- That 9-year-old Minnesota kid who slipped through security
and hopped a flight to Las Vegas is no stranger to child protection
investigators, who say he has a history of sneaking into a water park
and was recently arrested after allegedly stealing a car, according to
an e-mail obtained by the Minneapolis Star Tribune.
And it turns out that his mother works at the airport where he began his journey, the newspaper said.
The newspaper reported
that Janine Moore, area director of the Hennepin County Human Services
and Public Health Department, wrote in an e-mail to agency
administrators and County Board members of the boy's "pattern of
behavior," which has included hanging out at a Bloomington, Minnesota,
water park and blending in with a large family to slip through without
She describes him as a "challenging" child, according to the Star Tribune.
The newspaper reported
that Moore said the boy's mother works at Minneapolis-St. Paul
International Airport and that "there is also an investigation into
whether she aided him flying to Las Vegas." The newspaper did not report
who was conducting that investigation.
The boy went through
security with other passengers, the Transportation Security
Administration said in a statement Sunday, but officials were still
trying to figure out how he did it -- and how he then got on the flight
Delta reviewing video to determine how boy hopped flight to Vegas
Patrick Hogan, a
spokesman for the airport, said the crew "became suspicious of the
child's circumstances" during the flight. Crew members got in touch with
authorities in Las Vegas and turned the boy over to Child Protective
Services, Hogan said in a statement.
According to the Star Tribune, Moore said child protective workers have investigated the boy's family life four times.
"The reports have been
inconsistent and there have been no injuries to the child; however,
there is a pattern of behavior," the newspaper quoted her as saying in
The newspaper also said
Moore wrote that the boy has alleged that his mother has held a knife to
his throat and that she was "stabbed and died."
"Typically, staff can
tell if a child is lying, but with this child, they are unsure what is
going on," the newspaper quoted the e-mail as reading.
Edited by Tbaby - Oct 08 2013 at 11:06am