CYPRESS, Texas – A 13-year-old lovesick Cypress girl who stole her brother's car to visit her boyfriend in Kentucky has been found safe in Nashville.
Elizabeth Annette Robinson is with juvenile authorities with the Nashville Police Department.
The teen's parents discovered she was missing Thursday morning, along with the car and her mom’s ATM card. They last saw her around 9:30 p.m. Wednesday at their home in the 17100 block of Ledgefield in Cypress.
"We love her so much. We don’t know why she’s done this," said Tressa Robinson, Elizabeth’s mother.
She believed her lovestruck daughter was heading to Hodgenville, Kentucky to meet a 12-year-old boy named Dylan. The pair met while playing Xbox games online.
"She had mentioned that she was talking to a boy online and said he was her boyfriend," Tressa Robinson said. "She started staying in her bedroom more, isolating herself where she was always with the headset, always talking. That’s how they communicated through the Xbox."
Elizabeth’s dad took away the Xbox earlier this week and that’s when she apparently got mad and concocted the scheme to run away.
Robinson’s mom said she had been asking questions about the brother’s car and what kind of gas mileage it gets.
Elizabeth left a note saying she was running away to a girlfriend’s house because of bullies at school. But her parents figured out her true destination when they found an email from Dylan with his address and contacted his grandmother.
Authorities began tracking Elizabeth’s travels through her mom’s ATM card. She used it Thursday in Henderson, Texas, about 180 miles north of Houston. Elizabeth’s dad hit the road to try and find his missing child.
Dylan stayed at home in Kentucky. He apparently said over the phone that he told Beth not to do this.
An Amber Alert was issued in Nashville, Tennessee and Beth was pulled over and taken into custody.
The family said her dad is on the way to pick her up.