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Va. Teen Drives Horse Trailer to Texas for Rodeo



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    Wild horses didn't drag a 13-year-old Virgina teen away -- he drove two of them to Texas by himself.

    We've heard of teens running away from home, and even kids far below the driving age who drive cars for some reason or another, but this one takes the cake.

    Virginia State Police say a 13-year-old Virginia boy who apparently drove away from his home in a pickup truck with a horse trailer in tow has been found unharmed in Texas.

    Sergeant Tom Cunningham says Wyatt E. McLaughlin of Jetersville, Va., was found yesterday afternoon by his parents on a rodeo grounds near Weatherford, Texas. Cunningham says the boy had performed at the rodeo grounds several times before and his parents went there on the chance they might find him.

    Cunningham says authorities are still puzzled why the boy ran away Wednesday morning from his Jetersville-area home. He apparently loaded the trailer with the family's two horses and appeared to be equipped with food, extra propane tanks, clothing and his dog.