posted on Dec, 7 2009 @ 02:44 PM
I think we are missing something important here.
The lad's adventures cause the hopeless romantic in all of us to wish him to be a modern day Huckleberry Finn, but he's a youngster with adjustment
dificulties, undoubtedly worsened by his mum's misplaced pride in his adventures.
He may be an asocial personality or an anti-social personality bordering on becoming a true sociopath.
He is cunning, how intelligent by formal testing would not be a true reflection of his mental capacity.
I fear for his well being, the crashed Mercedes was one indication that though he may have some grasp of motion dynamics, he probably misjudged the
traction at speed in a curve which slammed him into a butane storage tank. Butane will flare pretty hot, but it's explosion characteristics as with
LP gas are of fairly forgiving of idiots and children with 22 caliber rifles, however, should enough vent to creat a fuel air explosion, those tanks
can get up about as high as those light planes he likes so well. Sounds like a small flare that didn't explode but was serious enough to keep a
prudent officer from advancing on the tank, and blinding him to the boy's broken field running.
Believe it or not, the keys to most planes are either in the ignition, or in the logbook in the door pocket, or under a seat(same with boats in
slips). With some no key is needed, just flip the magnetos to the on position and pull the enrichment knob, and push or flip the starter button and
it's running. With a rudimentary understanding of control surfaces, getting airborn is pretty easy, as long as you don't try for vertical climbout,
light planes usually have have barely enough engine, climbing is a gradual thing. To stall into the bush isn't the worst parking job he could have
done. Little planes can come in incredibly slow, he really didn't land hard, light planes crumble easy. A cunning individual will observe the coming
and going of his target, hitting an empty house is a lot easier than slipping in at night, but many cat burglars know the nocturnal bathroom scheduals
of the residents, and get wallets, purses, jewlry, and firearms with hardly a squeak. I am far too verbose for the character limit. Back on point, the
lad has shown an adjustment problem, he needed mental health care and didn't get it, he may know enough to slip past thermal imaging using a couple
of space blankets in his gilley suit and to line his boots, he knows how to use the terrain to his advantage, and is probably in Mum's attic watching
MTV and smoking pot. As an earlier poster mentioned, where he is you don't survive without heated shelter. I hope testosterone levels do not cause a
law enforcement officer to just pick him off with a deer rifle, but the "violent at large" seed has been planted, so it's coming down to crunch
time. His best bet is for his proud mum to get him into treatment, cost take the hindmost, without help he will be jailed, and not recieve the therapy
or medication he needs, he will be easy prey for larger toughs who will see him as a girl, perhaps dying during the courtship as the lad will make a
deadly weapon out of mouse poop or roach legs. I hope for the best for this lad in need of a father's loving guidance, surely there will be a price
to be paid, but a friendly psychiatrist can easily keep the lad out of prison with a tailored testimony, a judge will take the good doctor's
estimation of the lad's needs under great consideration, he may wind up on house arrest with visits to his psychiatrist for the duration, debt for
restitution will be a challenge, but a civil action against his reluctant insurance carrier might cause this cloud to to be blown away, leaving him
with chances for better days. Book and movie deal? Oh yeah, movie of the week, or Ron Jeremy's production team could have him on DVD in three weeks
tops. Ron's guys made a VampireZombieWerewolfBikerAlienSatanDemon shootem up that was ubber-camp&ultravamp. Ron could do it for $250, and cigar