VIDEO: Hear from father of missing Kentucky man found alive in Key West

CUMBERLAND COUNTY, Tenn (WVLT) -- A man missing from Cumberland County since Saturday has been found alive in Key West, Florida.

Relatives confirm to Volunteer TV news that Andrew Delaney Tuttle, was found sleeping in his car tonight in a parking lot in Key West, Florida.

He was taken to a police station where he contacted authorities in Cumberland County and told them he was okay.

Family members, including his wife Brooke, have also been contacted, but there's not word on how he ended up in Florida. Police there believe he drove there, and they do not suspect foul play.

Andrew's father Fred Tuttle says the trip may be an "Andy pill" -- a break of sorts, and his father says he hopes and prays when his son returns "he'll have his head on straight."

Fred Tuttle also suggests that his son may have made the impromptu trip because he's very social and "likes to have his different kinds of beer."

Tuttle was last seen April 5, at Camp Nakanawa in Crossville, Tenn.

He contacted his wife by cell phone that day, but reportedly no one has heard from him since. When he made the call, he said he was apparently driving north on I-75, and was believed to be headed home to Kentucky.

Police in Cumberland County and all across East Tennessee searched for him, fearing he drove off I-75 in the fog, and possibly drove over a cliff.

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  • by mycomment Location: knoxville tn on Apr 12, 2008 at 06:38 PM
    I agree with coloradogirl on this. It is bizarre what his father said. He is treating it as if the guy was gone down the block for a couple of hours. Being social and liking different types of beer is not justification for where he was. He told his wife he was headed home. Unless she is used to his behoaviour, this will head for trouble. I believe his Father new something about the situation or he would be upset as well. Anyone would be upset if a family member called and was on the way home, and when they dont show up, its almost definate in your mind something has happened.
  • by Coloradogirl Location: Littleton, CO on Apr 11, 2008 at 09:48 PM
    I'm not sure what is more bizarre the guy splitting town leaving his family and friends to worry that something horrid happened to him OR, this bizarre video clip of his father.
  • by Larry on Apr 11, 2008 at 04:05 PM
    No he doesnt need to be charged by anyone. Hes a grown man and can do what he wants. Yes he should have called someone but I reckon hes a free man living in America which supposedly mean "freedom of choice."
  • by Zack Location: Somerset on Apr 11, 2008 at 03:31 PM
    No doubt. I know that he may not have "asked" the police to conduct such a search, but still it happened. Something should be done as far as either charges filed or just a more in-depth explaination to the public as to what happened. It really seems to be one of those "WTF" moments.
  • by Angela Location: knox on Apr 11, 2008 at 10:43 AM
    I think this guy needs to be charged by the counties involved for all the times spent searching for him. After this many days he could have contacted his wife at some point to tell her he needed a vacation, apparently without her. Or all the of the story is not being told yet and he was drugged and then kidnapped but I would think the police in Key West would have taken a statement of such, verses "we don't suspect foul play". this was just unfair of him to do to his family and a cost for man hours trying to find him.


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