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Florida girls who stole parents’ cars to meet someone online are safe at home

Two Florida girls who stole a car and drove 400 miles back home to meet someone they met online.

Jade Gregory, 12, and 14-year-old Khloe Larsen stole Gregory’s father’s car to travel across state lines with the intention of meeting someone they had been talking to online, Captain Lynn Williams of the Union County Police Department confirmed to CBS News.

***Missing/Runaway Child Alert** A Florida Missing Child Alert has been issued for Jade Gregory and Khloe Larsen. …

Posted on Thursday, April 6th, 2023 by Union County Sheriff’s Office

The girls were last seen in their hometown of Lake Butler, Florida, and were reported missing Thursday morning before being found the same day in Bayou La Batre, Alabama. At the time, the Union County Sheriff’s Office said they were not accompanied by an adult, and no foul play was suspected.

The girls traveled about 400 miles from Florida to Louisiana, and they thought they were going to meet a teenager they had connected with online, whose identity is still unknown. According to Williams, the investigation is ongoing.

“Many thanks to the multiple agencies involved across Florida, Alabama and Louisiana,” the Union County Sheriff’s Office said in a Facebook post after the girls were returned.

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