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(WMTW Portland)   Missing man with dementia walks up to news crew covering the story. Wait...isn't that the guy? comes at :42   (wmtw.com ) divider line 47
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2013-05-28 08:43:37 PM  
Cool. With a father in law gradually heading that way and developing an interest in taking random walks, this was quite heart warming to see
 
2013-05-28 09:02:12 PM  
I'm not proud of how hard I laughed at the reporter's expression.
 
2013-05-28 09:18:21 PM  
Love the dress uniforms of the Maine Warden Service:

25.media.tumblr.com
 
2013-05-28 10:41:14 PM  

Kyro: I'm not proud of how hard I laughed at the reporter's expression.


You are not alone. I assure you.
 
2013-05-28 10:54:31 PM  

BarkingUnicorn: Love the dress uniforms of the Maine Warden Service:

[25.media.tumblr.com image 800x532]


Almost as nice as the RCMP.  From which they are shamelessly ripped, coat-wise.

Almost.
 
2013-05-28 11:20:40 PM  
Father-in-law wandered off once when he was visiting us (he hadn't been all there mentally for a while). Police were looking for him; my kids, wife and I were combing the neighborhood on bicycles. It was a long day. Finally the police called to say someone had called them to report a disoriented old guy wandering the streets. He was about a half-mile away, across a very busy highway. Scary stuff.
 
2013-05-28 11:56:15 PM  
Ah, the humanity.
 
2013-05-29 12:08:30 AM  
Nice to see a story with a happy ending. And the "did I just have a stroke or does that guy....." expression on the reporter's face is pulitzer-worthy. I'd give both him and the station a thumbs-up for airing it.
 
2013-05-29 12:20:44 AM  

Kyro: I'm not proud of how hard I laughed at the reporter's expression.


You can hear the CLANG as clue anvil bounces off the top of his head.  Talk about funny as hell.
 
2013-05-29 12:22:22 AM  

BizarreMan: Kyro: I'm not proud of how hard I laughed at the reporter's expression.

You can hear the CLANG as clue anvil bounces off the top of his head.  Talk about funny as hell.


Oh god that was it. It was the Wile E. Coyote face. Couldn't place it. Thank you, sir, and goodnight!
 
2013-05-29 12:27:04 AM  
Acme Cameras, eh?

dl.dropboxusercontent.com
 
2013-05-29 01:04:42 AM  
I'm just gonna sit here and smile for a bit. That was nice, Subby. Thanks.
 
2013-05-29 01:20:03 AM  
as staged as tornado dog.
 
2013-05-29 02:33:10 AM  

Kyro: I'm not proud of how hard I laughed at the reporter's expression.


That was an "Hey Beavis, I think I just figured something out" look.
 
2013-05-29 04:15:06 AM  

MisterTweak: Acme Cameras, eh?


i.imgur.com

Oh... yeah... this is DEFINITELY giving me a clue right now. Oh... yeah... this clue is raging.

i.imgur.com
 
2013-05-29 04:36:31 AM  
I've noticed that when people say, "I believe it!" they're generally smiling, and when they say, "I don't believe it!" they're generally frowning.

Try to remember why we're here.
 
2013-05-29 04:43:34 AM  

SpikeStrip: as staged as tornado dog.


Wait that was staged?
 
2013-05-29 04:44:58 AM  
Well that image is new meme material.
 
2013-05-29 04:56:24 AM  
Bryan Cranston in his underwear?
 
2013-05-29 04:58:04 AM  

SpikeStrip: as staged as tornado dog.


If so, the reporter might wanna consider going into acting.
 
2013-05-29 05:49:57 AM  
I didn't understand the part about why they called game wardens? Maybe because I don't know what a game warden is.
 
2013-05-29 06:07:26 AM  

JWideman: Well that image is new meme material.


What should we dub the reporter?

Wait-a-minute man?
 
2013-05-29 06:12:26 AM  

swingerofbirches: I didn't understand the part about why they called game wardens? Maybe because I don't know what a game warden is.


DNR conservation officer, they bust poachers and other rascals.
 
2013-05-29 06:16:57 AM  

swingerofbirches: I didn't understand the part about why they called game wardens? Maybe because I don't know what a game warden is.


I'm not from anywhere near Maine, but I gather they do quite a LOT of search, rescue, and recovery of missing people.

Interesting interview with their Chaplain
 
2013-05-29 06:33:56 AM  

swingerofbirches: I didn't understand the part about why they called game wardens? Maybe because I don't know what a game warden is.


Funny thing about Game Wardens, they don't need no stinking warrants to search your home. Just walk right in and make themselves at home. Bad little mofo's, constitutionally speaking.
 
2013-05-29 06:41:51 AM  
This was a set up. Not buying it at all...
 
2013-05-29 06:48:57 AM  
A missing persons search and the guy had only been missing for a little over half a day?
 
2013-05-29 07:27:11 AM  

justoneznot: A missing persons search and the guy had only been missing for a little over half a day?


If his family is concerned about his level of dementia, this is entirely reasonable.  If you have an elderly family member who doesn't always remember where he is and who he's talking to, half a day is a pretty big deal.
 
2013-05-29 08:00:30 AM  
My great grandfather had dementia and ended up leaving his assisted living center during a blizzard in February. He ended up four miles away at a Russ' diner dour miles away.

Unfortunately my grandfather now has the same disease.

I is sad now.
 
2013-05-29 08:30:00 AM  
Grandpa would pick the locks and wander go on tour around downtown L.A. about every other month, in his johnny shirt.  Could be difficult to find in L.A.

sort of deaf, blind in one eye, glaucoma in the other, miserable attitude, paper slippers.
 
2013-05-29 08:35:45 AM  

revrendjim: Father-in-law wandered off once when he was visiting us (he hadn't been all there mentally for a while). Police were looking for him; my kids, wife and I were combing the neighborhood on bicycles. It was a long day. Finally the police called to say someone had called them to report a disoriented old guy wandering the streets. He was about a half-mile away, across a very busy highway. Scary stuff.


That is scary... but did you ever find your father-in-law?
 
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2013-05-29 08:35:54 AM  
I don't know a single straight-man in comedy that can pull a reaction like that.
 
2013-05-29 08:47:35 AM  

BarkingUnicorn: I've noticed that when people say, "I believe it!" they're generally smiling, and when they say, "I don't believe it!" they're generally frowning.

Try to remember why we're here.


Yes, it's truly humbling.

www.artscatalyst.org

 
2013-05-29 08:59:14 AM  
Must fake or a rookie cop, he didn't consificate the camara for illegally filming an officer while detaining a suspect. Watch that old dude will be in the next mugshot round up all beaten up with a resisting arrest charge.
 
2013-05-29 09:03:43 AM  
Jesus CHRIST....really????????


i.imgur.com  atotalwasteofmakeup.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-05-29 09:17:47 AM  
Wondering what Gary Busey was doing off "The ""Celebrity"" Apprentiss".
 
2013-05-29 09:52:35 AM  

great_tigers: My great grandfather had dementia and ended up leaving his assisted living center during a blizzard in February. He ended up four miles away at a Russ' diner dour miles away.

Unfortunately my grandfather now has the same disease.

I is sad now.


You may want to set up an appointment for yourself.
 
2013-05-29 10:10:53 AM  
If the timing was a little different that could have been the most epic "breaking news" segment ever.
 
2013-05-29 10:27:26 AM  

TheGogmagog: BarkingUnicorn: I've noticed that when people say, "I believe it!" they're generally smiling, and when they say, "I don't believe it!" they're generally frowning.
Try to remember why we're here.
Yes, it's truly humbling.[www.artscatalyst.org image 425x188]


emphasis on "lucky"
 
2013-05-29 11:45:13 AM  
The reporter, Norm Karkos, was my roommate at the U of Arizona.  Still great friends to this day.
 
2013-05-29 12:36:57 PM  

Public Savant: JWideman: Well that image is new meme material.

What should we dub the reporter?

Wait-a-minute man?


Let's try it.
i39.tinypic.com
 
2013-05-29 01:49:02 PM  

Kyro: I'm not proud of how hard I laughed at the reporter's expression.


Yup... He owes me a new keyboard
 
2013-05-29 02:46:24 PM  

colinspooky: Cool. With a father in law gradually heading that way and developing an interest in taking random walks, this was quite heart warming to see


My mother had Alzheimer's. she frequently didn't recognize my father, and took off on us.she was only in her mid 60's, and was in pretty good shape physically, so she was pretty fast.

I don't remember her being gone for more than a couple of hours at most. Still, it's pretty scary when it happens
 
2013-05-29 04:01:04 PM  
{obligatory "Sweating Bullets" joke}
 
2013-05-29 05:57:45 PM  
"Hey, aren't you......naaawwww."
www.lurexlounge.com
First thing that came to mind.
 
2013-05-29 06:03:04 PM  
One cold morning I saw a man wearing only pants and slippers walk in front of my house. I got outside and gently moved up alongside him and asked his name. "Bob. I don't really know where I am."
Well, Bob, I think I do. Let's go the other direction.

We turned the corner and I brought him to the front door of the old folks' home behind me. When I knocked and they opened their peep hole I heard the woman inside exclaim, "BOB!" and they welcomed him in and pretty much closed the door in my face. I'm guessing they were glad they didn't have to explain to Bob Jr. that they'd lost his dad.

See, I knew there was an old folks' home behind me. If he'd made it another block, no one who found him would've had a clue and it would've been a while before he was back where he belonged. I've always been right proud of that day - except for the people driving by wondering why that ratbastid dmax was making his dad walk in the cold weather without a shirt...
 
2013-05-29 07:07:11 PM  
Hey guyz, whatcha doin'?

We're reporting on a man who has been missng for 14 hours.

Really? I can feel for him. I've been missing for 14 hours myself. I'm pretty sure I must have a home. My shirt  is ironed.
 
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