A South Carolina boy drove 200 miles to meet an unknown man that he met on Snapchat.
According to ABC 7 News, the 11-year-old boy drove alone from Simpsonville to Charleston and approached a police officer around 12:30 a.m. Monday. The officer, Christopher Braun, said he noticed the child was by himself and was told by the boy that he was lost after driving for three hours in his brother’s car. The boy explained how he borrowed his older brother’s car and used the GPS on his father’s tablet to find the address of an online friend. However, the signal went out and the tablet’s GPS stopped giving directions.
“When he lost the GPS signal, he lost the address and he was unable to recover it because Snap Chat messages disappear or are deleted once they are read.
The boy gave Braun his father’s name and number and officers were able to reunite him with his family.
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“The father and his other son drove to Charleston and picked up his 11-year-old son and the vehicle. The Insignia tablet was placed in evidence for analysis”
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