Southside Grille commended for help with missing woman
Published 6:53 pm Monday, March 15, 2010
Landrum Police say an incident last week involving a missing woman out of Boiling Springs, S.C. was handled appropriately by a local restaurant.
Police Chief Bruce Shelnut says Southside Smokehouse Grille did the right thing when the owners noticed a disoriented, elderly woman in the restaurant. The owners urged her to stay at the restaurant and alerted police.
Last Tuesday, Phyllis Lucille Adcock, 79, of Boiling Springs came into Southside Smokehouse Grille in Landrum and was acting confused. Restaurant owner Robbie McClure made employees keep the woman there while he contacted the Landrum Police Department. Shelnut says McClure contacted the police department and due to shift changes and other factors, it took some time for his department to respond.
McClure did not know the woman was missing, but the officer who responded to McClures call and visit to the police department put the information together after seeing the womans car in the restaurant parking lot.
The Landrum Police Department had been issued a “be on the look out,” or BOLO earlier from Spartanburg County regarding Adcocks missing status.
Adcock was missing for a couple of days and suffers from several medical conditions, including dementia, diabetes and high blood pressure.
“(Southside) did the right thing by contacting us and keeping her there,” Shelnut said. “They said she was disoriented. (Officer Brown) saw her car and recognized it from the BOLO and got Spartanburg County involved.”