Police have released surveillance images they say show a 17-year-old Florida girl on the run with her 27-year-old soccer coach.
The images show Cailtyn Frisina and Rian Rodriguez, who have been missing since Sunday, as they appeared to be traveling north through the Carolinas.
As we reported, the teen allegedly escaped from her bedroom window in Fort White late Saturday night. Detectives confirmed Frisina withdrew $200 from an ATM in St. Marys, Georgia early Sunday morning.
Around 7:30 a.m. that same day, the newly released images show the red Mercury stable that the two are believed to be traveling in parked outside a Bobopo Food Store in Hareeville, South Carolina.
Ninety minutes later, the pair were spotted together at a Pilot gas station in Saint George, SC. At 3:47 p.m., they appeared on another surveillance video at a pawn shop in Fayetteville, North Carolina.
In a news conference on Wednesday, Sheriff Mark Hunter said there is no indication Rodriguez has kidnapped the teen or will harm her, but officials are still concerned with returning the minor to her family. He explained:
“She’s with a person who is 10 years her senior in a supervisory capacity over her as a coach. She is legally a juvenile. Although she’s 17 years old, she’s still unable to consent by law. That’s our concern, and our concern of course is that we don’t know she’s OK.”
As for where the two are headed, Sheriff’s spokesman Sgt. Murray Smith told People that Frisina’s father has relatives in New York and Rodriguez has family in Canada and possibly Pennsylvania.
The sheriff said Rodriguez could face criminal charges of interference with child custody, or possibly more. If you have any information, please contact the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office at 386-719-2005.