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Girl safe after 500-mile cab ride ends in Georgia

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 BRYANT, Ark. (AP) - Arkansas police say an 11-year-old girl paid a cabbie $1,300 to take her to Florida to meet a boy, but her trip ended safely in Georgia after her parents reported her missing.

The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reported Friday (http://bit.ly/12VJ4Qv ) that cell phone records showed the girl hailed a cab Dec. 5 after talking to a 16-year-old Jacksonville, Florida, boy she met two years ago. The boy said he didn't know the girl's plans.

The cab company said the girl wore heavy makeup and appeared to be 17 or 18 and that the driver wouldn't face discipline. The girl's father said the child's cell phone and makeup have already been taken away.

Bryant police say the girl stole $1,300 from her grandmother to pay the fare, but the grandmother isn't pressing charges.

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