Two teenage girls who police said were reported as kidnapped from New Hampshire were found safe Friday during a traffic stop in Connecticut that led to the arrest of an 18-year-old Texas man.
Police said Cameron Snody, of Fort Worth, flew to New Hampshire to meet a 17-year-old girl he had been communicating with on a messaging app. He went to the girl's hometown of Swanzey early Friday morning, stole a car belonging to the girl's brother and drove her and her 15-year-old friend to New York City, New Hampshire State Police said.
Swanzey police notified New Hampshire State Police shortly after 9 a.m. about a reported kidnapping.
Relatives later were able to contact the younger girl, who told them they were driving back north, authorities said.
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Connecticut State Police were alerted to the kidnapping and stopped the stolen car on Interstate 91 in Hartford.
The girls were evaluated at a hospital and determined to be unharmed, police said.
Snody was held in Connecticut on $500,000 bail and is expected to be brought to New Hampshire soon to face kidnapping and theft charges, police said. It was not clear if Snody has a lawyer who could respond to the allegations.