- On Wednesday, a car was stolen with a 34-year-old Down Syndrome man still inside of it
- The man, Ryan Meyer, was found and taken to hospital by an off duty police officer on Thursday
- Ryan was alright after his traumatic experience but it is not known whether the car has been found yet
The Down Syndrome man who was sitting in the car that was stolen on Wednesday afternoon has been found save and sound.
34-year-old Ryan Meyer was waiting in his father's car when a strange man got into the vehicle and simply drove off. Briefly.co.za reported that the police then asked the community to assist them in finding Ryan.
A police officer who was going off duty saw a wet and cold Ryan near the Cofimvaba hospital. The officer immediately took Ryan to the hospital to make sure he's alright.
The officer then called his station commander to let everyone know he found the missing man.
The happy news was shared on Facebook:
On arrival at the hospital the station commander met a very happy Ryan who continued giving hugs.
The management of the SAPS express their sincere appreciation to the community for their involvement in tracing Ryan.
It is not clear yet what exactly happened in the time after Ryan went missing and before he was found but his family is glad he was found at all.
The police are likely still looking for the suspect and the stolen vehicle, a blue Mazda 3 with registration number FFM218EC.
People were happy to hear the news and applauded the police officer for helping Ryan.
Claire O'reilly Smith - I say a huge "thank you" to the police officer! God bless you, a true hero! Many would of passed by someone on the side of a street, cold, wet and alone, especially coming off night duty! Amazing job, police officer, you deserve a medal
Ellen Venske - Thanx to Saps.
Tendayi Gurure - Well done and a very big thank you the off duty SAPS officer and Hospital staff for taking care of this gentleman.
David Oliphant - Well done SAP
Des Els - Just showed S.A.still has good people
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