Boy flies to CA without telling parents

April 30, 2009 8:43:06 AM PDT
The parents of a 13-year-old South Florida boy are stunned he went unnoticed when he got on a plane to California. [SIGN UP: Get headlines and breaking news sent to you]

Kenton Weaver took his father's car Tuesday, drove 30 miles to the Fort Lauderdale airport and caught a flight to San Jose near where his mother lives.

The boy was found at a ticket counter at the California airport and taken to an uncle's house. No word yet on whether the boy will return to Florida.

His parents say the teen has a form of autism and is fascinated with planes.

He used one of his father's credit cards to buy the ticket, but had no ID on him. Airport and transportation officials say anyone under 18 only needs a boarding pass to get on a plane.

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