Boy, 9, Sneaks Aboard Plane and Heads to Vegas

Authorities are investigating how a little boy was able to take a flight without parents or a ticket
1:38 | 10/09/13

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wondering about. How did a 9-year-old sneak on a flight to vegas? Well, today, his father did come forward, and as abc's reena ninan reports, that appearance has provoked even more questions. Reporter: With his face covered, this is a father who says his calls to help his troubled 9-year-old boy went understand answered. I been asking for help. No one stepped up to help. Reporter: Suspended from school after a fight, his dad says he stole a truck last week, crashing it into this police car because he wanted to play grand theft auto in real life. He said he had no idea his son had been to the airport at least twice, all by himself. He took the trash out and just left. Reporter: The father assumed his son was staying at a friend's house. How would you let a 9-year-old child go through security check without stopping him and questioning him? How can that be? Reporter: Slipping through three levels of security, tsa workers, gate agents and the flight crew. Tsa insists he did receive a security screening. The boy chatted up an agent, waited for the agent to turn away, then seconds later, quickly boarded the plane. Flight attendants realized there was no child traveling alone and was immediately taken to child protective services. The young boy is expected to return to minnesota friday. The family seems confident that he'll come home. Minnesota child services will be involved. The father says he hasn't spoken to his son since he boarded that flight. Reena ninan, abc news, new york.

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