Little Stowaway's Dad: 'We Thought He Was at a Friend's House'

The father of a 9-year-old who boarded a flight to Las Vegas without a pass defends his parenting.
1:44 | 10/09/13

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New details on the 9-year-old boy who hopped a flight from minneapolis to las vegas. The man who claims to be the boy's father has come forward to explain how the boy slipped away. And abc's reena ninan has the story. Reporter: He's too young to be charged with a crime. But the 9-year-old boy who snuck on an airplane last week, was on court on tuesday. A clark county judge ruled he should return to his family in minneapolis. He's been in protective custody in las vegas since last thursday. Overnight, the man claiming to be his father is speaking out. We didn't know our son went up to the airport, got past the security check. Got on the plane. We didn't know that. We're not mind readers. Reporter: The man who was a bus driver said his son took out the garbage last week and never came home. We thought he was at a friend's house. Reporter: His parents claim they tried to get him help for his behavioral problems. Authorities say the boy hopped a train to the airport thursday, alone, bypassing three layers of security. The tsa insists he did receive a security screening. Authorities believe he had been casing out security for some time and was familiar with the airport because his mother works there. "The star tribune" reports that the mother had nothing to do with her son's airport stunt. This isn't the first time he stirred up trouble. Authorities in minnesota says the child has a history of stealing cars. Just two days before his cross-country trip, he stole this delivery truck and crashed it into this police car. We're not bad parents. I love my son. I want my son home. Reporter: This morning, he will be flying home where local child services will be reviewing his case. Robin and george? I'll bet they will. Thank you. The story, now, of the

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