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

(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.

A 13-year-old girl drove 700 miles to try to meet up with her online boyfriend.
A 13-year-old girl drove 700 miles to try to meet up with her online boyfriend.   (Shutterstock)
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