A stock photo approximation of what this little enemy of the state might look like.

People of Kootenai County, Idaho: be on the lookout for a nine-year-old fugitive from justice. He is thought to be between 2 and 2½ feet tall with a head of bushy unkempt hair and an alarming innocence in his boyish smile.

The unnamed master criminal had an arrest warrant issued against him by a county prosecutor after the little ragamuffin failed to appear in court on two separate occasions to answer for the crime of stealing a pack of gum.

Sources: CBS 06