The adults don't exactly come off well here, either. One officer complained that he was *gasp* almost hit by a pine cone. Also, pinning a child against a wall to arrest him for defying a teacher isn't a terribly proportional response. Reports from both sides also describe a situation fraught with racial tension, likely bolstered by recent shootings by police in the area. The only hero we can all get behind is the anonymous barbarian who repeatedly demanded that various officers "take off their uniforms and fight [him] like a man."
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A 12-Year-Old Who Was Told He Couldn't Go To Bali Proved Them All Wrong
By 2018, 12-year-old Australian "Drew" had amassed a history of runaway attempts, which wouldn't be that unusual if not for the specificity of his plans. While most kids dream of running away to Disneyland or joining the circus, Drew repeatedly attempted to run away to Bali. That's where his family went on vacation every year, so he probably figured the whole country knew him and would be cool with it if he just crashed there for a while until things cooled off at home.
He'd always been caught before, so he knew he had to get smarter. After an argument with his mother, he researched airlines that allowed 12-year-olds to fly without their parents, bought a ticket using his parents' credit card, and tricked his grandma into giving him his passport, which she must have been entrusted with explicitly because he'd tried this before. Way to drop the ball, Grandma.