Your tip

The New Frank Abagnale Jr.: Boy, 9, Successfully Sneaks Onto Vegas-Bound Flight

//boy flies to vegas no ticket

Oct. 7 2013, Published 5:54 p.m. ET

Link to FacebookShare to XShare to Email
Getting your Trinity Audio player ready...

In a twist reminiscent of The Hangover films, a precocious 9-year-old from Minnesota bypassed security and successfully boarded a Las Vegas-bound Delta flight, Metropolitan Airports Commission spokesman Patrick Hogan said Sunday.

The incident, which took place last Thursday at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport on Delta Flight 1651, an 11:15 a.m. flight, Hogan said.

Hogan said flight attendants picked up on the discrepancy and contacted Las Vegas police, who took the boy when the plane landed and placed him with child protection services. When police in Minnesota visited the child's parents, they remarked they “hadn’t seen much of him today.”

Las Vegas
Article continues below advertisement

The boy was slated to return home, Hogan said.

Transportation Security Agency, asked about the incident by Minnesota CBS affiliate WCCO, said that the federal government shutdown has reduced the amount of staff they have on due to furloughed employees.

TSA officials said that “the child was screened along with all other passengers to ensure that he was not a threat to the aircraft," and that they're “investigating whether we should reconfigure barriers to prevent another incident like this one.”



More From Radar Online

    Opt-out of personalized ads

    © Copyright 2024 RADAR ONLINE™️. A DIVISION OF MYSTIFY ENTERTAINMENT NETWORK INC. RADAR ONLINE is a registered trademark. All rights reserved. Registration on or use of this site constitutes acceptance of our Terms of Service, Privacy Policy and Cookies Policy. People may receive compensation for some links to products and services. Offers may be subject to change without notice.