News reporter helps police find missing woman days after helping foil robbery
Mike Campbell from WWJ News Radio helped find a missing woman while cover the story of her disappearance. (Twitter/Shelby Township Police)
The Associated Press
Published Wednesday, January 9, 2019 11:45AM EST
SHELBY TOWNSHIP, Mich. -- A reporter who helped police catch a robbery suspect last week followed up with another good deed by finding an 89-year-old suburban Detroit woman with dementia who had wandered away from home in sub-freezing temperatures.
WWJ reporter Mike Campbell was covering Barbara Kasler's disappearance when he spotted her Wednesday morning in her pyjamas and slippers along a street in Shelby Township.
Campbell took Kasler into his vehicle and cranked up the heat until police arrived. She was taken to a hospital for observation.
Campbell says he was just "in the right place at the right time," but police tweeted that "We owe you lunch!"
Last week, Campbell helped police apprehend a man suspected of looting a fire-damaged shopping centre in the Detroit suburb of Warren.