THOMASVILLE, Ga. (WALB) - The Thomasville Police Department asked the community for help finding a missing man Monday.
Overnight, police said Ted Johnson, who is disabled and has a “child-like mental capacity,” was found and taken to a hospital for medical treatment.
A resident saw Johnson walking down Jackson Street close to McDonald’s. He seemed OK, but had a cut on his hand, possibly due to him breaking a window out at his house when he got out, according to police.
Johnson was last seen at his residence on West Clay Street around 1 p.m. Monday.
Major Wade Glover said caregivers have to take extra precaution for those living with a mental illness.
“If you are a caregiver, take every necessary precaution to make sure there is somebody there always watching for the person that you’re caring for or for your loved one because you never know what can happen,” said Glover.