12-Year-Old Boy Steals Credit Card And Flies To Bali After Fight With Mum
Home Alone 2 just came true.
A 12-year-old boy from Sydney, Australia got the ultimate revenge on his parents this week, stealing a credit card and managing to fly all the way to Bali after a family tiff.
The boy, who has been given the pseudonym Drew by A Current Affair, decided to take matters into his own hands after his mum told him he couldn't go to Bali. Having fought about it, the boy researched an airline that let children fly unaccompanied online before booking a ticket using his parents' credit card. He then tricked his grandmother into giving him his passport and jetted off on his own.
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Having told his family he was off to school as normal, the boy instead rode his scooter to the train station where he took a train to the airport. From there he managed to check in using a self-service kiosk and boarded a flight to Perth. There he boarded a second flight to Indonesia where he got as far as checking into a hotel room by telling hotel staff he was waiting for his sister to arrive.
Apparently Drew was only questioned once on the way to Bali, when airport staff at Perth challenged him to prove his was over the age of 12. As he was able to satisfy them with his passport, he was allowed to continue his journey.
“They just asked for my student ID and passport to prove that I’m over 12 and that I’m in secondary school,” the boy told A Current Affair.
“It was great because I wanted to go on an adventure.”
In what sounds a whole lot like a real life version of Home Alone 2, his parents only became aware of what had happened when their son's school reported his absence to them. Swiftly discovering he was in Bali, his mum Emma was forced to catch a flight out to pick him up - but not before he'd had four days alone on his adventure.
According to Emma, her son doesn't like to be told "no".
It looks like the boy might not be having any more adventures in the near future though as it sounds like his parents are unsurprisingly pretty mad about the whole thing, telling A Current Affair: “Shocked, disgusted, there’s no emotion to feel what we felt when we found he left overseas."
Better luck next time, Drew.