The boy told us that he lived with his fa­ther and his step­mother, who he did not get on with

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De­spite his lengthy ab­sence, Santa Clara po­lice have con­firmed his fam­ily did not file a miss­ing per­sons re­port.

Ac­cord­ing to Maui air­port man­ager Marvin Moniz the teenager spent Fri­day night at an un­known lo­ca­tion, walked to San Jose air­port on Satur­day night, hopped the fence un­der cover of dark­ness and then snuck into the plane’s un­der­car­riage on Sun­day morn­ing.

The Hawai­ian Air­lines jet landed in Maui at 10.30am (lo­cal time) and he even­tu­ally stum­bled out of his hid­ing place an hour later.

Mr Moniz was present when the boy was first in­ter­viewed and he says, it was clear he did not want to re­turn home. He ex­plained: ‘The boy told us that he lived with his fa­ther and his step­mother, who he did not get on with. They had an ar­gu­ment on Fri­day. I do not know what it was about, but it made him de­cide to run away.

‘He left on Fri­day evening and spent the night some­where. Then he said he walked to the air­port. As far as I know he hopped the fence at about 9pm (Hawaii time) and then ran to a plane and hid.

‘He told us that he wanted to go and live with his mother. He said he had not seen her since he was two and he missed her. I do not know whether that was the age he left Africa and moved to Amer­ica, but I as­sume so.’’

Culled from dai­ly­mail.com

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