She just wanted to be able to meet her boyfriend for the first time, a teen told police, according to press reports.
The 13-year-old girl who was in love with her boyfriend she never met, stole a car and drove to Kentucky, to meet her 12-year-old boyfriend.
Beth Robinson made it all the way to Nashville, Tennessee, before an alert police officer stopped her and ended her adventure.
"I cannot wait to see her, hug her and know that she is safe," Robinson’s mother Tressa said. Beth was bound and determined to see Dylan, the boy she met while playing Xbox online.
She stole her mother's ATM card, slipped through the bedroom window, jumped into the car of her brother and hit the road.
Parents of the teen discovered her missing from their Cypress home on Thursday morning. They called police and her father went out looking for her.
"It's really scary, it’s really scary. It was 15 hours of driving and you know, all I want to know is that we can have her again and I can tell her that I love her," Robbie Robinson, who is the girl’s father, said.
Beth's father said those long hours behind the wheel were difficult.
When Beth stopped for fuel in Hope, Arkansas, her ATM card was rejected six times. Strangers finally gave the teen money for gas, but the delay gave the father and authorities time to catch up with her.
Beth will not face any charges, according to police.