It was plain from the get-go that what he'd
done was intentionally... he was no angel...
but without more information I couldn't
figure out why he'd want to go to Los Vegas.

Ted had ventured that perhaps his father lived
there.. and he was trying to re-unite with him,
I mused that he was a geeky kid wanting to test
a theory of "How-To Break the Bank @ Vegas" or
a Joy-Ride, or running away from home, or a bad
home situation ...or testing how far he'd get,
but given his history, I tend to doubt any but
the worst possible motive. I hope I'm wrong. frown