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Excess baggage! Boy, 9, goes for ride on airport luggage belt after sneaking...


A boy sneaked away from his parents at an airport to hop on a moving conveyor belt - then jumped onto another one when staff shut it down to try and catch him.

The unnamed nine year-old's adventure began when he slipped past his parents as they checked their luggage at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport ahead of a flight on on Saturday. 

He then made his way on to the conveyer belt, evading Delta Air Lines staff who were 'unable to stop him,' Good Morning America reported. 

Comical surveillance video shows the boy being sucked into the airport's baggage system, moments before disappearing behind a divider.  

Delta employees immediately shut down the conveyor belt, but the boy was able to move onto another operational conveyor belt that took him to the area where checked bags are screened, GMA reported. 

Surveillance footage captured the boy on his hands and knees crawling on the conveyer belt before he finally jumps off unhurt, before being returned to his family. 

Airport spokesperson Pat Hogan told MPR News that the nine-year-old boy and his family were part of a group of around 20 people, making it easier for him to slip away unnoticed.