11-Year-Old $1,300 Cab Ride: Alex Waller, 11, Takes Epic Cab Ride From Arkansas To Florida

December 13, 2014 | By Garrett Montgomery More

11-year-old’s $1,300 cab ride is one for the books. On December 5th, 11-year-old Alex Waller stole $10,000 from her grandmother, ran away in the middle of the night, and enjoyed a $1,300 cab ride from Arkansas almost to Florida to be with a boy she met 2 years ago.

11-year-old $1,300 cab ride

11-year-old’s $1,300 cab ride from Arkansas to Florida is making headlines. On December 5th, Alex Waller, an 11-year-old girl from Arkansas took the decision to travel to Florida to see a 16-year-old boy she met in 2012.

Waller met the teenager when she was vacationing with her family in the Sunshine State and they have stayed in contact via the internet. The 11-year-old girl stole $10,000 that her grandmother had hidden in a sock drawer.

She left her family’s Bryant, Arkansas home in the middle of the night and hitched a ride with a random stranger, who dropped her at a gas station in Little Rock.

While at the gas station, she called a cab company and asked for a driver to take her to Jacksonville, Florida. The 11-year-old child wore heavy makeup to appear older, which would explain why the cab driver failed to notice anything suspicious.

The driver asked her if she had enough money for the $1,300 cab ride, she said yes, and they drove off. When the family went to wake Alex Waller up for school, they discovered that she had vanished, and they assumed that she had been kidnapped.

They immediately called the Bryant Police that worked with Arkansas State Police and issued an Amber Alert. The authorities rapidly traced Waller’s call to the cab company and contacted the driver, who told them that the child was just outside Atlanta, Georgia.

The family drove 9 hours to pick up the 11-year-old girl. Brent Waller, Alexis’ father, told local media:

“You always just think the worst. I just thought some guy had come and scooped her up.”

He went on to add that he is just happy to have her home safe and sound. Waller added that he has the rest of his life to punish her, but right now, he plans to love her a bit more.

Nonetheless, they have taken away her phone and makeup. As for the taxi driver, he will not be charged because he was not aware of Waller’s age.

The family has started monitoring Alexis’ activities on the internet and are hoping to have a law passed that will make it illegal for cab drivers to take minor passengers.

Below is a report on this epic 11-year-old’s $1,300 cab ride.

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  1. dan says:

    did she leave the guy a good tip?

  2. bea dy says:

    the kid looks pissed but tries to smile at the dad. the mom looks extremely pissed. stupid kid, got to learn the hard way. she’s got plenty of time to be a grown up, enjoy being a kid.

  3. Joe Cook says:

    I don’t believe how she at 11 years old is dressed in the picture and posing in what I for one would consider a VERY provocative way. We cannot let our children grow up too fast or this will be the result. I may not be real popular with my children sometimes but I sleep just fine knowing that they are safe from themselves at time. After all, who would trust the judgment of a child to decide what is best for themselves all the time. What is a parent for if not for guidance and supervision.

    • Bonnie says:

      THANK YOU!!! That is just how I feel. I have a 10 year old who has an 11 year old cousin. The 11 year old also dresses in a provocative manner. I could not believe she, like the child in this story, is only 11 years old…makeup, grown up hair do, very tight jeans that show every young curve. What are these parents thinking? I tried to explain to the 10 year old that dressing that way is just what some boys and men want to see in young girls and that I can spell trouble for them.

  4. Gal in the Woods says:

    um, children who make reckless and bad decisions usually do that because they live with adults who make bad decisions….

  5. brandi says:

    Shame on this turd for scaring her parents like that. Spoiled brat is lucky nothing bad happened to her.

  6. Andrae says:

    Where’s Adrian Peterson when you need him.

  7. A Mom says:

    What I want to know is if she or her parents will be brought up on any charges for wasting everyone’s one time, energy and not to speak of money. An Amber alert was sent out for her. I feel if a situation like this comes up someone needs to answer for it. She is eleven and should be held responsible for her actions. If she feels she is old enough to make decisions such as stealing from her family, scaring her parents and wasting resources that could be used for a child who should I say is not a criminal. She should be old enough to pay society back by having a more severe punishment than having her phone taken away. Minor or not these young adults should be held responsible for their actions and that in this society if you do criminal behavior than you need to face the consequences. If we continue to let young adults get away with this behavior than what are teaching them as a society? Do what you want and we will just look the other way pretending we don’t care. Besides why should we when it’s not in our backyard right? Wrong. Its all our problem because young adults grow up and eventually without proper guidance become our problem.

    • dana says:

      so where does “proper guidance” come from? no schools and a few adults are aware of such thing. maybe tv? facebook? bars? sports arenas? social media? rap music? I believe that is a thing of the past.

    • spooked says:

      I agree! This brat and her irresponsible parents should be facing formal charges! Most likely the theft of $10,000 is a felony in the state of Arkansas. Under NO CIRCUMSTANCE should ANY taxpayers money be spent passing any laws because of the ignorance.of these parents. It is not societies responsibility to raise the children that lazy, ignorant parents breed. These particular bad parents should spend their time actually raising their child and not waste that time “passing a law” they have “invented” in an effort to relieve themselves of parental responsibility.

  8. karen says:

    The girl not only looks a lot older than 11 but talks older as well. Makes you wonder about the way she was raised. who keeps 10,000 dollars in a sock? at the rate this kid is going she will probably be pregnant by 13 if not sooner. Very sad

  9. Pilar says:

    Bad parenting

  10. d.kerk says:

    grandma ought to press charges, grand theft is no small thing.

  11. dana says:

    there’s your sign, dad!


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