Pennsylvania man, 89, head out to save, ends up in Alabama

PHILADELPHIA – A suburban Philadelphia man whose weekend trip to a neighborhood store, or in any way led to a 900 km detour to Alabama is safely back with his family, thanks to breakfast with the police officers who realized that there was something wrong.

Haleyville, Alabama, Mayor Ken Sunseri said Thursday that the 89-year-old Jody Tarbutton approached officers on Monday and asked where he was. He seemed surprised to hear that he would eventually end up in Alabama.

Sunseri says that the officers took the Boothwyn man to the police station and soon discovered he had been missing for two days. They signed his worried family that he had found.

Tarbutton family flew down to Alabama and reunited with him in a hospital, where he was treated for high blood pressure and dehydration.

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