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.
Post Falls, Idaho Police Chief Scott Haug credits the criminal's absences to an inability to get to secure a ride to the courthouse from any members of his gang (a.k.a. his family), though it seems just as likely that the boy was out stealing pies off of window sills or climbing Old Man Turnbuckle's fence to huck frogs into the lake.