Friday, September 27

11-Year-Old Boy Drives 200 Miles Hoping to Live With 'Unknown Male He Met on Snapchat'.

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An 11-year-old boy drove 200 miles to meet a stranger he met on Snapchat. After three hours of driving across South Carolina, the boy found a police officer and pulled up next to the car to say he was lost, CNN reports. The child had driven from Simpsonville to Charleston before reaching the city at around 12:30 a.m. on Monday. He told the officer he’d taken his brother’s car to drive to Charleston, where he wanted to live with “an unknown male he met on Snapchat,” the police said. When the boy lost the GPS signal on his father’s tablet, he couldn’t retrieve the man’s address, since Snapchat messages disappear or delete after they’ve been read. The child gave the officer his name, and his father’s name and cell phone. He was reunited with his family that day. Police have begun an investigation into the unidentified male. “This kid drove three and a half hours by himself. At night, on the interstate. Can you imagine?” he told the Post and Courier. “God was by his side.”“I would love tonight, right now, anybody who's watching this, who is a parent of a child, especially an 11-year-old, to sit down with your 11-year-old, right now, right this moment and have a conversation about what you're doing on social media, the dangers, the benefits and things that as a parent we need to talk about every day,” Charleston Police Chief Luther T. Reynolds said.

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