Stowaway's Father Pleads for Help

Desperate father of a boy who boarded a plane without a boarding pass speaks in a news conference.
1:52 | 10/10/13

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details about that 9-year-old boy who snuck on a plane to vegas. In an emotional news conference, the boy's father revealed they had tried to get help for the boy who had other run-ins with the law. Abc's reena ninan has the story. Reporter: His face was masked. But his heart was not. We couldn't do nothing. Reporter: On wednesday, the father of the 9-year-old boy who hopped that cross-country flight faced the public. He did not want to be identified, hiding his face under a baseball hat and hooded sweatshirt, said he begged for help for his son. Saying he was suspended from school for fighting last month. Stole a truck just days before boarding that plane, crashing it into this police car. Attempting to play a real-life version of grand theft auto. If I whoop my son, I get locked up. If I let my son keep on doing what he's doing, I get in trouble. Please, help me. Please. Our society discourages corporal punishment or spanking. But there's other forms of discipline that can be used. He needs almost 24-hour supervision, otherwise, he'll probably do this again. Reporter: There are questions he cannot answer. To let a 9-year-old child go through security check, without stopping him and questioning him. Reporter: Tsa said he did get a security screening. But the boy was still able to slip through three layers of security. Tsa workers, gate agents and the flight crew, before boarding the plane. Three chances to get caught. He was taken into child protective services upon landing. Help me. Reporter: The father says he has not spoken to his son since the incident. The boy is expected to return to minnesota tomorrow. And a source close to the family says they are hopeful he'll be getting the help he needs. They've been asking for it. They've been asking for help.

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