I’m kidding about the grounding part, but he wasn’t allowed to keep it.
Turns out the kid bought the Harrier Jump Jet T-Bird Aircraft XW269 on British eBay for $113,000. The listing for the item has been removed, but here are some of the Harriers that were previously sold by Jet Art Aviation. It should be noted that the aircraft was no where near flying condition.
Once the father discovered the purchase, he contacted Jet Art Aviation, explained the situation and everything was fixed.
It’s good to know that when you’re in need of some military equipment, you can always check eBay.