Because he was afraid his three children, whose mother is African, would be the victims of racism in Munich. (He reportedly told Mom that he was taking the kiddos to an amusement park. Instead, they flew to the Loo.) A U.S. judge has ruled the kids belong in Germany.
He claimed that people would use cigarettes to burn his children on the street, that a teacher taught his daughter a derogatory song and that a neighbor had hit his son.