Ohio police bring lost man home, 280 miles away

April 20, 2012 - 9:47 AM

HILLSBORO, Ohio (AP) — Police in the small southwest Ohio city of Hillsboro have returned an 82-year-old man to his home 280 miles away after he apparently got lost while driving in his Indiana hometown.

The Hillsboro Times-Gazette reports (http://bit.ly/HY7KuA) auto shop employees called police Wednesday to say a man was sitting in his pickup truck, apparently confused. Police talked to Earl Lutterman and learned he got lost while driving in Evansville, Ind.

Officer Shawn Kelley drove Lutterman home in his cruiser and finished the 10-hour round-trip early Thursday. Kelley left the man with his brother Norman Lutterman, who was very thankful that police returned him.

Norman Lutterman said learning that his brother drove so far away was a shock. Earl Lutterman no longer had a driver's license, and his license plate was expired.

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Information from: Times-Gazette, http://www.timesgazette.com