This is incredibly brave!
[Image via Ivan Nikolov/Andres Otero/WENN.]
We do not care if your son is hard to handle for whatever reason you think he is, a parent should ALWAYS LOOK AS HARD AS POSSIBLE FOR THEIR MISSING CHILD.
The parents of the nine-year-old boy who managed to dupe airport security and board a plane to Vegas without a ticket never reported him missing, and they gave up looking for him and went to work like it was nothing.
They said he vanished while taking out the trash last Thursday. Why wouldn't that cause panic and fear in every parent??
It wasn't until the Minneapolis Police Department showed up at 5.30pm to tell them their son was 1,600 miles away in Vegas that they knew something serious was going on! They claim they were told (by a friend) they needed to wait 48 hours before talking to authorities and simply thought 'he must be somewhere.'
Here's what a family friend said:
‘The information they got was they needed to wait 48 hours before you call the police. So they were going by certain rules and they thought he must be somewhere. He [dad] was at work and she took the day off and began to look. So they really did do their best to be good parents.’
A 9-year-old missing? That would almost always take precedence for cops over say, an adult who had been missing for a few hours!
We hope this wakes them up to find help if they can't handle being parents if the boy is experiencing behavioral problems. They will almost certainly get him back, despite their lack of effort and urgency when he went missing, though!
We just hope the kid can grow up and avoid jail or worse someday, which he could with proper guidance!
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