9-year-old Stowaway Ordered to Receive Therapy
The nine year old who jumped a flight from Minnesota to Las Vegas on his own in an impressive act of childish rebellion this month, was recently ordered by Judge Joseph Klein to be separated from his parents while they all under go therapy.
Hennepin County officials searching for protection and county services for said boy made sure a hearing was in session in order to help him. According to county attorney's office spokesman, Chuck Lasczewski, this wasn't the first time the boy had gotten into serious trouble. He had "a history of behavioral problems."
Nancy Peters, a spokeswoman for Hennepin County's Fourth Judicial District in Minneapolis released a statement saying that the judge had allowed the parents unlimited phone calls and visits with their son. The judge also ordered an evaluation of the boy for special education services.
Despite his parents being there, the boy did not appear in court on Wednesday.
The boy wasn't an "honor student," the father stated, and he "had his ups, he had his downs." Sadly, this wasn't the only crime the nine-year-old boy committed that was considered a serious felony.
A while back, the boy had stolen a truck. At a news conference on October 9th, the father released a statement to the press confirming all suspicions revolving around the grand theft auto.
“Last incident, I hate to say it, but when he damaged those cars, I didn't know what was going through my son’s head. I just hope and pray that no- body gets hurt, and it could have been worse than it is,” the father said. “He told the police officer he thought he was playing Grand Theft Auto.”
From hopping plane rides to other cities and stealing cars, the nine year tends to run away from home in erratic fashion. Hopefully, all mishaps will be sorted out with the therapy for both parents and child.
Nov. 20th will be the next court hearing.