Alicia, I am not going to use your last name because someday hopefully you’re going to want to get a job or go to college or something and you don’t need this record hanging around your neck. But I have to ask you: why do you keep running away?
You’re not even old enough to drive. And you’ve run away at least THREE times this calendar year alone. And I’m pretty sure you ran away a handful of times in 2012 too. I get tired of seeing your face on “missing” posters, Alicia. I get an NCMEC notification in my inbox and I’m like, “Here we go again, Alicia’s run away for the umpteenth time.” I’ve been following NCMEC poster notifications for eight years and I’ve NEVER seen anyone who runs away as often as you.
One of these days, if you keep this up, I won’t get a “Alicia has been found safe” notification. It won’t be a happy ending. You are risking your life every time you run away. And if you’re like most runaways, when you run away you wind up in a much worse situation than whatever you were fleeing in the first place.
Please, please stop.
UPDATE, August 2: Alicia is back home. For now.