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Boy Lived In New York Subways For 11 Days

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Posted By: The Booze at 9:15 am

25 Nov 2009


NEW YORKThe mother of a 13-year-old boy with Asperger’s syndrome who was missing in New York City for 11 days said her son spent the entire time in the subway system.

The boy’s mother, Marisela Garcia, said she felt police were slow to make the case a priority because she’s a Mexican immigrant.

“Maybe because you might not understand how to manage the situation, because you don’t speak English very well, because of your legal status, they don’t pay you a lot of attention,” she told the New York Times.

But police said they contacted the school immediately and leafleted most of the city.

When I was growing up I loved Home Alone 2. I was so jealous of Kevin McCallister that it wasn’t even funny. No parental supervision, tons of junk food, luxurious hotel rooms, cool voice-changing gadgets, a superior knowledge of booby traps…I wanted everything he had (except for the homeless friend). Being separated from your parents in New York seemed so goddamn cool.

However, real life doesn’t work that way. You don’t get to max out a credit card at the finest hotel. Instead you end up sleeping in shit like this kid. Without your parents’ money you’re stuck strolling the subway system hoping to avoid a different kind of sticky bandit.

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