CYPRESS, Texas – A Cypress family is pleading for the public’s help in finding their 13-year-old daughter who stole her brother’s car and hit the road for Kentucky.
Elizabeth Annette Robinson’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 believes her lovestruck daughter is 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.
"Right now, I have a child that’s on the road, in a car that really doesn’t know how to drive and I don’t really think she’s knows how or where she’s going," Tressa Robinson said.
Authorities are 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 is on his way to that area to try to find her.
"I don’t want to break down because I want to do anything possible as a mother to bring my child home safe," Robinson said. "Beth I love you. Don’t talk to strangers. Go to the police if you are scared. Use your ATM card," she cried.
According to Robinson, Dylan is still at home in Kentucky. He apparently said over the phone that he told Beth not to do this.
Elizabeth was last seen wearing a white baseball cap with a University of Texas Longhorn logo. Robinson is 5’3, 190 pounds with blonde hair and brown eyes.
The missing vehicle is a brown, four-door 2011 Nissan Versa with Texas license plate DB2B924.
Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of this missing juvenile please contact the Harris County Sheriff’s Office 713-755-7427 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.