A 9-year-old boy couldn’t stand the luggage conveyor at the airport (can you blame him?) And dived on it for joy over the weekend. He was with a group of about 20 people in Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, which was so busy dealing with its luggage, did not see it take off. They called the police when they found out he was missing. Fortunately, police found him within five minutes.
Airport spokesman Pat Hogan said the 9-year-old was not injured when police found him in the luggage system. Hogan said it happened early Saturday afternoon when a group of about 20 people checked the luggage for a trip they took together.
“Among them was a 9-year-old child who threw himself on the bag belt when he left the ticket lobby to go down to where all the conveyors split the bags, wherever they went to the right plane,”; Hogan said.
“There was a lot of confusion because there were so many people in the group,” he said. “They all checked their bags and put their own bags on the conveyors, so it took them a second to realize he was missing – but as soon as they did, people started acting and the police were able to find him quickly.”