The man she was found with - 27-year-old Rian Rodriguez - waived his right to an extradition hearing.
"She didn't know how to get out it and if she did he would mess up her life", the friend said Frisnia told her.
Rodriguez and 17-year-old Caitlyn Frisina were found in North Syracuse Friday afternoon.
According to Rodriguez's arrest report, Scarlet Frisina had been calling her daughter's friends and discovered Caitlyn's relationship with Rodriguez.
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Her parents flew to Syracuse to get her on Saturday.
Columbia County Sheriff Mark Hunter was able to deliver the good news to Caitlyn's parents.
Rodriguez has been working as a boys' soccer coach at Fort White High School, but he has been suspended pending the investigation, according to a statement from Lex Carswell, superintendent of Columbia County Schools. Police were investigating the "blossoming of a potential relationship" between Frisina and Rodriguez.
Caitlyn's mother, Scarlet Frisina, spoke on behalf of her family Monday, thanking the Lake City community, the media and law enforcement for their efforts to safely return her daughter.
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Caitlyn told her friend that she was "scared and didn't know what to do", police said.
"Ward and I and Caitlyn are very exhausted, worn out, in fact, physically and emotionally, and we feel that: she's home, she's OK, we're seeking counseling to help us work through things", Frisina's mother Scarlet Frisina told ABC News.
Rodriguez was charged with interfering with the custody of a minor. "They seem like a really good, solid family, so if it could happen to them, it could happen to anyone", Smith said. "His comment to us was 'just like Florida there's a lot of friendly people here, ' and he felt Syracuse was a lot like Florida and he could find some time to spend here", said New York State Trooper Jack Keller.
Caitlyn's father, Ward Frisina, told police that after checking his daughter's bank account, he saw that she withdrew $200 from an ATM in St. Marys, Georgia.
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