Thirteen-year-old Kenton Weaver, who has Asperger’s, managed to get from his home in Boca Raton, Florida, all the way to San Jose, California, this week by himself before being discovered.
Kenton stole his dad’s Ford Explorer and drove himself 30 miles to the Fort Lauderdale airport. He then boarded a Southwest Airlines flight to Chicago with a ticket he apparently bought with his dad’s credit card, using his report card for identification. When he got to Chicago, he switched to a connecting flight.
He was found by a security officer at a ticket counter at the San Jose airport. The boy’s mother lives nearby.
The youngster has always been a bit of wanderer, his mother said as she headed north to meet with her son.
“Even at four- or five years old we’ve have problems with this” with him leaving home, that is, she said. “He’s very bright, but at the same time has very little common sense and few inhibitions.”
(Photo from Palm Beach Post)