A 9-year-old boy who managed to sneak by airport security and stow away on a plane flying from Minnesota to Las Vegas has been declared a “child in need of protection or services” by a juvenile court judge in Hennepin County, Minnesota.
According to an article in the Huffington Post, the child had been demonstrating an escalation of misbehaving that culminated in the stowaway the stowaway event. Somehow, the young child, whose mother works at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, managed to get through TSA and Delta Airline officials and board the plane without a boarding pass.
The boy rode the light rail system that runs from downtown to the airport and then took a bag from a luggage carousel. He ate an airport restaurant, but left the suitcase as well as an unpaid check, and boarded a plane. It was not until the flight was already in the air that the flight crew became suspicious that the boy was traveling alone.