Ithaca, N.Y. — A city of Ithaca employee helped police find a missing man suffering from Alzheimer’s disease, Channel 9 WSYR reported Thursday.
State police had sent out an alert for Samuel Monachino, 81, of Wyoming County.
Channel 9 said that Andrew Lilly, a city employee, saw Monachino at a gas station and called Ithaca police.
Monachino was reported missing yesterday, Channel 9 said.
Lilly recognized Monachino from watching the TV show, the station reported.