DENVER (AP) — A man who disappeared during last week’s Denver Broncos game told police he had “his fill of football” and walked and hitchhiked about 130 miles to a city in southern Colorado.
Paul Kitterman was found safe Tuesday night in Pueblo after police got a tip that he was in the city. Police Sgt. Franklyn Ortega says the 53-year-old looked tired but was otherwise unharmed.
“He said he had his fill of football and that he likes to walk and wander, and he was looking for a warmer place,” Ortega said. “He’s a grown man. If that’s what he wants to do, he can do it.”
Kitterman told police that he hadn’t watched television in several days and wasn’t aware that people were looking for him.
He was last seen leaving his seat at halftime at Thursday’s game against the San Diego Chargers at Sports Authority Field.
His stepson, Jarod Tonneson, reported him missing, and friends and family scoured the stadium and searched Denver for him. The family has asked for privacy.