A young boy from Simpsonville, SC took his brother's car to drive 200 miles to live with stranger, authorities say, the boy had been talking to over Snapchat.
A South Carolina boy is lucky to be alive after he drove 200 miles by himself to live with a stranger he had met on Snapchat.
The 11-year-old boy has since been reunited with his family, all thanks to Officer Christopher Braun, who happened to be in the right place at the right time, the Charleston Police Departmentsaid in a press release on Tuesday.
The potentially dangerous incident happened late Sunday night into early Monday morning, according to authorities.
The Simpsonville boy had been driving for approximately three hours when he pulled into a parking lot beside Braun’s police car on Monday around 12:30 a.m. and told the officer he was lost.
According to Braun, the boy explained that he “took his brother’s car and drove to Charleston to live with an unknown male he met on Snapchat.”
As he was driving, the child relied on his father’s Insignia tablet for GPS signal to lead him to the Charleston address, authorities said.
Just comes to show that we need to be more aware of what or who our kids are communicating with on the internet... THOUGHTS?
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