Child fights with mother, steals credit card to go on holiday

Marco Green
April 23, 2018

Many teens who argue with their parents might threaten to run away, but a 12-year-old in Australia not only followed through with the threat, he used his mother's credit card to do it and ended up over 2,500 kilometres away. After a heated argument with his mum, Drew, not his real name, booked a connecting flight from Sydney to Perth and then to Denpasar, spending four days in a luxury hotel before he was found out. And when the plane landed in the Bali capital, he booked accommodations at the All Seasons Hotel after jumping on a Go-Jek bike, a ride-hailing transport in Indonesia.

"There's no emotion to feel what we felt when we found out that he'd left overseas", his, no-doubt distraught, mother Emma told the show. He took a train to the airport.

And before he did all that, he apparently sweet-talked his grandmother into handing over his passport.

Meanwhile, his mother reported him missing after she was notified that he had not attended school.

He was only quizzed once, at Perth airport, when staff asked him for identification to prove he was over 12.

"They just asked for my student ID and passport to prove that I'm over 12 and that I'm in secondary school", Drew was quoted as saying 9news.

The young boy managed to check himself in and out of hotels by telling staff his big sister was on her way.

But while his parents were upset, Drew seemed pretty happy with the whole thing: "it was great because I wanted to go on an adventure".

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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