Shanghai Daily reports that a 14-year-old girl ran away from her hometown in Guizhou province to attend the Shanghai Expo. The girl, surnamed Tan, had big dreams to experience the glitz and glamor of the Expo with a friend she had met on the Internet. But her hopes were dashed — although she managed to make it here by bus, she was immediately detained by police and later returned to her parents, who flew to Shanghai to bring her home. We don’t advocate running away from home, but couldn’t they have let her visit Expo grounds? Battling the crowds may have been punishment enough.