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13-Year-Old Girl Drives 700 Miles to Meet Online Beau
Trooper pulled over Texas teen in Nashville
By Dustin Lushing, Newser Staff
Posted Sep 7, 2012 3:32 PM CDT
Updated Sep 9, 2012 7:00 PM CDT
A 13-year-old girl drove 700 miles to try to meet up with her online boyfriend.   (Shutterstock)

(Newser) – A missing 13-year-old girl has been found safe, though 700 miles away from home. It turns out the Texas teen had gotten into an argument with her parents about a boy she met online via Xbox and decided to run away. She snuck out her bedroom window, swiped her brother's car, and set out for Kentucky to meet up with her 12-year-old beau, reports the Houston Chronicle.

A Tennessee state trooper pulled over the girl in Nashville after he noticed her car matched the description in an Amber Alert. Though a few years away from getting her learner's permit, she somehow managed to navigate 700 miles cross-country. (She still had another 130 or so miles to go.) "It's amazing she was able to manipulate the roadways," says one officer. She was released to her parents, and no charges are expected to be filed.

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Sep 11, 2012 4:16 PM CDT
She managed 700 miles... on her own... at 13... I'm impressed. She's probably a better driver than most twenty somethings.
Sep 10, 2012 7:56 AM CDT
Nervy lil tyke. She knows what she wants in life. She'll go far. ( Then again, 700 miles *is* pretty far already).
Sep 10, 2012 6:58 AM CDT
I pulled a stunt like this when I was a kid. I wish I could take back all the pain and anguish I caused my parents. They sure didn't deserve a son like me.