Wednesday, May 28, 2008
10 Year Old Escape Artist
Semaj Booker, the Tacoma 10-year-old who talked his way onto two Southwest Airlines flights without tickets last year, nearly got away with it again.
According to the Transportation Security Administration, Semaj made it through the security screening area at Sea-Tac Airport early Tuesday morning and was on the ramp to a Sacramento-bound plane before being apprehended.
Port of Seattle police escorted Semaj out of the airport and placed him in protective custody at 6:35 a.m., said Perry Cooper, spokesman for the port.
Semaj received international attention last year with a similar stunt. That time, he successfully talked himself aboard two Southwest Airlines flights and made it to Texas to see his grandfather
The day before, Semaj had stolen his neighbor’s car and led police on a high-speed chase on Highway 512, stopping only when the car’s engine blew because he had the transmission in second gear.
OK, someone get this kid a therapist!
story from thenewstribune.com