Little stinker. Great story to tell when he shows "UP" to his own kids someday. "When I was six, I had the whole country tuned in to CNN looking for me".
Trust me. It's like when my parents had the whole campground looking for me, afraid I'd been kidnapped, when in fact I was just on a very long walk with my dog in the woods. It was Big Sur, we were far from home and I didn't want to let go of the leash.