Skip to comments.Boy, 11, Disappears After Stealing Parents' Van
Posted on 11/21/2012 3:14:09 PM PST by nickcarraway
An 11-year-old German boy disappeared on Tuesday after stealing his foster parents' minivan and driving nearly 100 kilometres to Hamburg, it was reported on Wednesday after police found the vehicle.
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Hamburg police found the white Mercedes minivan parked blocking the entrance to a cemetery in the Bilstedt area of the city. The child, who has been identified only as Jeremie, was nowhere to be found.
Helicopters have been sent out to search nearby forest areas, as Jeremie's foster parents told officers that they thought he could be hiding among the trees. The parents did not say why, the Hamburger Abendblatt newspaper reported.
This was not the first time that Jeremie has run away from his foster parents, nor is it the first time that he has stolen a car. A prior incident ended in him crashing a vehicle, also en route to Hamburg.
Police said they believed Jeremie had planned his escape from his home town of Lübtheen in Mecklenburg Western-Pomerania, waiting until his guardians' backs were turned to grab their minivan keys.
Police said the boy is 1.5 metres tall and strong, for an 11-year-old.
OK, so what’s in Hamburg that he needs to get to? What happened to his parents? Are they or someone he knew buried in the cemetery? Can’t label him a bad seed if he’s mourning something. Too many questions not answered.
“... can’t label him a bad seed.. too many questions not answered”.
I agree. Poor kid is in foster care. Is he running AWAY from something or TO something/someone? I feel sorry for any society’s “throw-aways”.
There’s something in Hamburg he wants to be with, badly.
And apparently he’s a real self starter/problem solver.
For all I know he’s doing the right thing.