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Minnesota Boy Runs Away From Home, Gets On Plane For Vegas

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It seems that a Minnesota nine-year-old wanted to test his luck in Las Vegas. And all it took was a little smooth-talking through airport security to get on a plane without a ticket.

Sources say that the boy took a train to the airport and then got past TSA by blending in with a family that was traveling with several children.

Before he got past TSA, he managed to get some free lunch for himself too. According to Las Vegas Police, the boy took a random piece of luggage from a carousel and walked around into a restaurant like he was a regular. He then ordered food, ate it and left without paying.

At the boarding zone, airport authorities say that surveillance video shows the boy talking to a Delta gate agent.

When that agent became busy, they boy quickly walked down the jetway and onto the plane!

Flight attendants got suspicious once the plane was in the air, and called Vegas police.

The boy was taken into protective custody and flown home. His family told Minneapolis police that the boy had run away.

Delta says it is investigating, both why the boy was able to get past security, and why the boy was trying to go to Las Vegas. There is no information yet on whether the child has been reunited with his family.

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