Driver lost, and found, 280 miles from Ind. home

(CBS/AP) HILLSBORO, Ohio - When police in Hillsboro, Ohio came upon an elderly man sitting in a pickup truck, and apparently confused, they talked to him to try to get to the bottom of things.

They figured out the man was 82-years-old, that his name was Earl Lutterman, and that he had gotten terribly lost while driving in his hometown of Evansville, Ind. - nearly 300 miles away.

The Hillsboro Times-Gazette reports auto shop employees called police Wednesday to say a man was sitting in the pickup. Ultimately, Hillsboro police officer Shawn Kelley drove Lutterman home in his cruiser. He completed the 280-mile, 10-hour round-trip early Thursday.

Kelley left the octogenarian with his brother who was very thankful indeed, that police returned him.

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


Join the Conversation!

To comment, the following rules must be followed:

  • No Obscenity, Profanity, Vulgarity, Racism or Violent Descriptions
  • No Negative Community Comparisons
  • No Fighting, Name-calling, or Personal Attacks
  • Multiple Accounts are Not Allowed
  • Stay on Story Topic

Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content, but the station is under no legal obligation to do so.
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.

Multiple violations may result in account suspension.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Links require admin approval before posting.
Questions may be sent to webmaster@wvlt-tv.com. Please provide detailed information.

powered by Disqus

WVLT VOLUNTEER TV

6450 Papermill Drive Knoxville, TN 37919 Phone - (865) 450-8888; Fax - (865) 450-8869
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2014 WVLT-TV Inc. - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 148583405 - local8now.com/a?a=148583405