The father of the 9-year-old Minnesota boy who ran off and successfully boarded a Delta flight to Las Vegas with no ticket admits that the boy needs help.
"I don't have an angel, okay? I have a 9-year-old," the father said.
"To me, he's got a behavioral problem."
In fact, the father, who asked not to be identified, told a local CNN affiliate that the family has been trying unsuccessfully to get the boy help for years.
It was reported that before the Vegas stunt, the boy had a similar history, sneaking into a local water park and even stealing and crashing a vehicle.
"I miss my son," the father said of the boy who reportedly is still being held by child welfare authorities in Vegas, where he was detained. "I love my son."