A Florida teenager who was reported missing on Sunday was found safe 1,000 miles away in New York with a 27-year-old soccer coach who was arrested, according to the Columbia County Sheriff's Office , Florida.
The search for Caitlyn Frisina, a 17-year-old from Fort White, began on Sunday morning, when her parents discovered she was missing from her home.
Investigators confirmed that the high school student was with the soccer coach at his school. Rian Rodriguez, 27, said the sheriff's office this week. It is believed that the two were driving northeast on a red Mercury Sable.
Around 4 p.m. On Friday, a New York State police officer saw that vehicle in Syracuse, New York, the Columbia County Sheriff's Office said on its Facebook page. The officer stopped the car and found Rodriguez and Caitlyn safe.
Rodriguez was detained without incident, and Caitlyn was arrested, the sheriff's office said. Rodriguez faces charges of interference with the custody of the children and could face additional charges, said Columbia County Sheriff Mark Hunter, who said he should deliver the news to Caitlyn's parents.
"That was one of the best phone calls I made in my career," Hunter said. "The family was euphoric, of course, they've been through a lot, they're emotionally exhausted."
Caitlyn had done a factory reset on her cell phone before she disappeared and left it behind, and the prints that moved away from her House indicated that she was alone when she left, the deputies have said.  Caitlyn withdrew $ 200 on Sunday from an ATM in St. Mary's, Georgia, agents said. She and Rodriguez were seen in a surveillance video at a food store in South Carolina and at a pawnshop in North Carolina, they said.
Caitlyn's mother, Scarlet Parnell Frisina, had begged her daughter to call her family.
"We love you and we miss you, and we need to know you're safe," Frisina said during a press conference on Thursday. "Please call us"