Beth Robinson fled her home in Cypress, Tex., near Houston, sometime around 4 a.m. on Thursday morning, her parents said.
The Robinsons discovered her missing when they went to wake her up for school. Their son's car and Tressa's ATM card were also gone. Emails, voicemails and text messages led them to believe that Beth was visiting someone named "Dylan," whom she met playing the Xbox game "Call of Duty" online.
As Beth's father, Robbie, hit the road in pursuit, Tress Robinson said she worried about her baby encountering any sickos while on the run. "Could she be abducted, could someone lure her into their vehicle, could they get into hers?" Tressa Robinson told ABC News. "If anything like that would have happened I would have been devastated. Police tracked the girl after she used the ATM card, and she was eventually stopped by a Tennessee state trooper who had been given a description of the vehicle.
Robbie Robinson arrived a short time later to pick up his daughter, and agreed to take her to see her "Call of Duty" suitor if she agreed not to take off again. "I'd rather we be there to witness, chaperone, and just be there with her than her try to do this again on her own," he told ABC News. But a search for Dylan's house in Hodgenville, Ky., about 120 miles north of Nashville, turned up nothing, they said.
The Robinsons said they suspected "Dylan" might be an adult because their daughter's plan — which included switching the plates on her brother's car — was too crafty for a 13-year-old.