An 11-year-old Missouri boy who left a note saying he was running away was fatally struck by a car just two miles into his journey to his father’s home, his distraught mother said.
Zaelynn Wiseman left his home in Maryland Heights early Tuesday because he was upset about being grounded for stealing a credit card belonging to his mother’s cousin, Rhonda Cox, to buy video games, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.
Zaelynn was living with Cox after his mother, Garmeisha Terry, lost custody of the boy when he was 7 years old. The youngster said he was headed to Cape Girardeau, some 125 miles away, to visit his father, Terry told the newspaper.
“He left her a note and said, ‘I’m running away. I’m going to Cape to be with my dad,” Terry said. “He didn’t make it that far from her house.”
Just two miles into his trek, Zaelynn was hit by a Volkswagen Jetta as he tried