HIALEAH, Fla. (FOX 13) - An 11-year-old Florida boy who went missing Tuesday morning was found not by police who were searching with bloodhounds, but by a TV news chopper flying overhead.
Police say his mother reported him missing around 10 a.m.
Hialeah police were seen with bloodhounds searching the area, but it was the news crew on board the helicopter of TV station WSVN that spotted Angel Gort around noon, laying on the rooftop where he lives.
Officers, who initially reported the boy had autism, were able to coax him into coming down. The boy does not have autism, but deals with ADHD, police say.
Angel told WSVN he was upset because he didn't want to go to camp and got in a fight with his mother and ran away. He says after this ordeal, though, he'll never do that again.
“I was thinking of how hard my mom works to do this, and I just do the most stupidest things sometimes. It’s very difficult for her, and I’m proud of the patience she has for me,” Angel told WSVN. “My mom is embarrassed,” Angel said. “I didn’t mean to cause any trouble, and I didn’t mean to waste any of the police officers’ time," he said.