Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- The 9-year-old boy who hopped on a plane from Minnesota to Las Vegas and gained national attention will be heading home soon.
It has been nearly a week since he bypassed airport security and boarded a plane without a ticket and there are still no answers as to how something like that could have happened.
A man claiming to be the boy's father spoke out again Wednesday at a press conference, pleading for help.
He did so while concealing his identity. The name of the boy and his parents has not been released.
A Las Vegas judge ruled on Tuesday that he should be returned to Minnesota and his family.
He is expected to leave the Las Vegas Valley on Friday.