A two year old boy received injuries from his joy ride on a baggage conveyor belt behind the Spirit Airlines ticket counter in Atlanta. His mother was printing boarding passes from a kiosk Monday afternoon when she put her son down “for a moment.” However it was “too late.”
VIDEO: Child disappears on airport baggage belt, passes through TSA X-Ray machine, before ending up in baggage inspection station. pic.twitter.com/fbR938r6F4
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The mother saw it happening. The boy went behind an unstaffed counter and got on the baggage belt. He was at the end of the belt when she noticed, and his mother says “I wanted to jump in and try to go get him, but they didn’t allow me. I was just freaking out.”
The boy was gone, rode for five minutes, and was eventually found in a TSA bag room. The toddler “ended up with cuts to his arm and a fractured hand.”
According to the airport,
Officers with Atlanta Police and Atlanta Fire and Rescue responded to an incident at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport Monday afternoon involving a small child who accessed the automated baggage screening system via the Spirit Airlines ticket counter..The child was transported to a local hospital for observation and treatment. The Transportation Security Administration and other partners are also assisting with the investigation into the incident.
Unlike the lead singer for Puddle of Mud the boy wasn’t arrested. No word whether the boy was just trying to save his mom Spirit Airlines carry on fees.