Missing Broncos fan Paul Kitterman found safe — 112 miles from the stadium

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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.

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Paul Kitterman, 53, was attending his first ever Broncos game with his stepson and family when he disappeared.

“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.



  • Bill

    Mr Kitterman didn’t leave the Broncos football game, he left his son…. What good reason would he have to do that? He would do that if there was a history of verbal or physical abuse by a son who is suffering from anger issues which lead to violent outburst of profanity and insults directed at his father, “Mr. Kitterman”…There is a point where it becomes so stressful that it is easier to just walk away. Left unchecked, this kind of abuse can lead to depression, high blood pressure and other serious problems that can destroy the healthiest of men. Leaving was not his first choice, “It was his last resort” !!!

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