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Teen girl runs away with younger sisters

January 23, 2008 12:00:00 AM PST
A 13-year-old girl and her seven- and two-year-old sisters have been found in Santa Barbara a day-and-a-half after they ran away from their Fresno home.It turns out the 13-year-old had put her sisters in a car and driven to Southern California. They stopped in Burbank before going on to Santa Barbara.

In all, they traveled 300 miles. Police tracked them down from the gas card they were using.

Back in Fresno, the uncle they live with was very relieved.

"I'm going to hug them, and kiss them, and ground every one of them-- no," laughed Michael Wilson.

He says he had asked the 13-year-old to pick up the house while he went out. When he came back, they were gone.