A 10-year-old boy and his 11-year-old sister ran away after their mother forbade them from using electronic devices. The case occurred in the state of California (USA), according to the Alachua City Police.
Just before 4 a.m. Thursday (22), authorities spotted a sedan on Interstate 75 near Gainesville in North Florida.
The children’s mother reported her children missing four hours earlier in North Port, southwest Florida.
Police officers, thinking they were car thieves, drew their weapons and ordered the occupants to get out.
“To their surprise, officers observed the 10-year-old male driver exit the vehicle with his 11-year-old sister,” the department said in a statement.
The children told authorities the girl was upset because her mother took away her electronic devices for bad behavior, so the boy took her to California.
Detectives interviewed the children, who said there was no evidence they had been abused by their mother or anyone else in the home.
The mother refused to press charges and handed the children over to her. The names of the mother and children have not been released.
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