Cell Phone Tracks Runaway Teen With Asperger’s
A runaway teen with Asperger’s syndrome was discovered over the weekend 2,000 miles away from home after authorities used GPS tracking to locate the boy through his cell phone.
Dakota Davis, 14, used his mother’s credit card to purchase a United Airlines ticket to travel from Portland, Ore. to Chicago on Saturday. The boy arranged his own ride to the airport and boarded the plane even though the plane ticket was in his mother’s name.
After Davis’s family reported him missing, police enlisted the help of AT&T to track the teen via his cell phone. Soon enough, GPS tracking put Davis near Chicago’s O’Hare airport.
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Chicago police found Davis at the airport’s baggage claim and promptly put him on a plane headed home to Oregon.
This was not Davis’s first attempt at freedom. Just a week prior, the boy went missing for a whole night after a trip to the movies, reports KOIN, the Portland CBS affiliate. To read more click here.