December 11 2014

– Police are investigating why a cab company reportedly agreed to drive an 11-year-old runaway from her home in Arkansas across multiple states nearly to Atlanta, Georgia without telling her family.

Bryant Police said they were called Friday by the parents of the little girl reporting that she had left a note saying she was running away.

Police said the parents handed over as much information as they could and a detective went to work.

That detective discovered several key numbers in the little girl’s mobile phone and was able to piece together that the child left home around 3:00am, walked to a nearby gas station and then hitched a ride to Little Rock.

“We noticed 2 numbers that stood out on her phone records that we thought might be something to help us locate her,” said police on Facebook. “One number was to a cab company in Conway that led us to a dead end. However, the other number was to another cab company in Little Rock.”

Police said when called, that cab company confirmed they had sent a car to meet a little girl who asked for a ride to Jacksonville Florida.

“The cab driver said it would cost $2500, so she gave him $1300 dollars up front with the remaining amount to be paid upon arrival in Florida,” wrote police.

Detectives said they quickly discovered the little girl had stolen a large amount of money from her grandmother and that is likely where the cash for the cab came from.

At this point police said they were able to call the cab driver who confirmed he was in the car with the little girl on the outskirts of Atlanta more than 500 miles away.

“While keeping the driver on one phone and the Georgia State Patrol on the other, we were able to determine his location. Relaying this information to the State Patrol they were able to intercept the cab just miles outside of Atlanta,” wrote police. “While listening anxiously on the phone we were able to take a sigh of relief when we heard the Georgia State Trooper say, we have the girl in custody and she is safe.”

Police said it remains unclear why the cab company would agree to pick up this little girl in the middle of the night and drive her across multiple states with no parental supervision.

It is also unknown exactly why the girl was headed to Florida, though police said her phone revealed a call to a man in Jacksonville the night she ran away. Police said the man claimed he didn’t know the girl was coming to see him.

The girl’s family was on the way to pick her up in Atlanta said police.

“One thing is for certain, the quick response of the parents [and] the Bryant Police Officers that worked flawlessly as a team saved this scared young girl from unknown dangers that were lying ahead,” wrote police.


About Jumpin' Jack Cash

Deep connections are the most important aspect of my existence. I don’t care if people don’t know what they want. I love books. I’m cynical of love stories, although I’m romantic. I adore gardens. I like women who challenge me. I love the rain as an excuse to stay inside and dream. I'm furiously impatient. If I ask you a question best to tell me the truth as I'm likely to already know the answer. I'm a carnivore. I continuously underestimate the magic of fresh flowers in my home. I love warm rain in the summer. My mood elevates to epic proportions when the sun shines. Tell me not to do something and I'll do it twice and take photos. Running is my antidepressant. I loathe lies. I rarely forgive a lie. Loyalty and honesty are my most noble virtues, and I value them more than anything in other people. I love to love, and am able to fall in love very quickly, although it's only ever happened once. I understood myself and fixed myself only after destroying myself. My greatest excitement comes from deliberately getting lost in foreign cities. I can be extremely loud and frighteningly silent. I hate insinuations. I love storms. Justice for all. I'm a proud man, but welcome the influence of the feminine soul. I have two sisters. I’m a dreamer. I’m a deep thinker. Don’t deal with guilt trips or drama that well. I'm extremely stubborn and persistent. I'm brilliant at keeping secrets. I love driving. I become absolutely and completely lost while watching a burning fire. When the toast pops from the toaster I’m never ready and shit myself. I play the guitar, but require much improvement. Solitude and warmth of the sun are perfect together. I’ve been married once and now divorced. I’m a music junkie. Chocolate mousse is the shit. I curse too much. I find it difficult to make friends. I spent four years as a firefighter. I’ve run my own company since 1991. Bright lights, big cities. I’ve been an executive producer of a feature film. Some people don’t care, and that’s the biggest let-down of the human race. There are cures and solutions for many evils, but no remedy for the worst of them all - the apathy of human beings. The sound of the Italian language being spoken is as good as my favourite music. I hate corrupt cops. I relentlessly and passionately pursue anybody and anything that sets my soul on fire. I'm a dog lover, and all my dogs are considered family members. I have an obsession with photography. I have some close friends who are household names, but shall always remain anonymous. I’m crazy but not lazy. Losing a soulmate has hurt me badly. My two young sons are the nucleus of my universe. I love airports. I love freedom. If you are dishonest or disloyal, I can erase you from my life and memory immediately and permanently. I yearn to explore, dream about and discover as many friendships, deep connections and places, one possibly can in a lifetime.
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