Excess luggage! Boy, 9, rides airport baggage claim after sneaking away from parents – then jumps on another after staff shut it down to try to catch him
- A nine-year-old boy slipped past his parents in Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport check in on Saturday
- The boy made his way to a moving conveyor belt and avoided Delta Air Line personnel who “couldn’t stop him.”
- Delta employees immediately shut down the conveyor belt, but the boy was able to go on another moving conveyor belt that took him to the area where checked bags are screened
- An airport spokesman says the boy was not injured and airport police located him within five minutes
A boy snuck away from his parents at an airport to jump on a moving conveyor belt – then jumped on another when the staff shut it down to try and catch it.
The unnamed nine-year-old’s adventure began when he slipped past his parents while they checked in their luggage in Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport in anticipation of a Saturday flight.
He then made his way to the assembly line and avoided the Delta Air Lines personnel who “couldn’t stop him.” Good morning America reported.
Comical surveillance video shows the boy being sucked into the airport baggage system just before disappearing behind a partition.
Delta employees immediately shut down the conveyor belt, but the boy was able to move to another operational conveyor belt that took him to the area where checked bags are screened, GMA reported.
A nine-year-old is caught surveillance footage crawling on a conveyor belt in Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport on Saturday after he sneaked away from his family
CCTV footage captured the nine-year-old boy on the conveyor belt before jumping off. He was unharmed and returned to his parents shortly after his adventure
CCTV footage captured the boy crawling on his hands and knees on the conveyor belt before finally jumping out unharmed, before being returned to his family.
Airport spokesman Pat Hogan said MPR News that the nine-year-old boy and his family were part of a group of about 20 people, which made it easier for him to slip away unnoticed.
The boy and his parents were part of a group of 20 people traveling through Minneapolis St Paul Airport, which made it easier for him to slip out unnoticed
The nine-year-old boy was returned to his family and Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, pictured, said staff there are now ‘investigating the matter’
“ Among them was a 9-year-old child who dove on the belt of the bags as it exited the ticket lobby to go down where all the conveyor belts separate the bags to wherever they went, to the correct plane, ” Hogan said.
Hogan says the boy was not injured and police located him within five minutes.
“There was a lot of confusion because there were so many people in the group,” Hogan told MPR News. “They all checked their bags and put their own bags on the conveyor belts, so it took them a while to realize he was missing – but as soon as they did, people took action and the police were able to find him quickly.”
The boy was returned to his family and the airport said it is ‘investigating the matter’ and will work with Delta Air Lines on options to help prevent a recurrence of the situation. GMA reported.