Three German children under the age of 8 were caught trying to get to Africa so two of them could get married. In warm environs, no less.
When asked why they were going, groom-to-be Mika explained his seemingly simple plan.
"We wanted to take the train to the airport, and then catch a plane, then we would unpack, and get married once we arrived. Then we wanted to go for a little holiday," he said.
There’s a slightly different version of the story on SkyNews, with a quote from a shocked and amazed mother. Now that may be taking free-range kids a bit too far!
Child elopers' Africa plan foiled (Thanks, Katie Wilson!)
(Shawn Connally and Bruce Stewart are guest bloggers)
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