'Missing' man joins search party to look for himself
'Missing' man joins search party to look for himself

‘Missing’ man joins search party to look for himself

We all need our share of funny news thanks to the last few years, and this is a cracker as a ‘missing’ man joined a search party that was looking for him.

50-year-old Beyhan Mutlu had been drinking with friends on Tuesday night in Turkey. He then went off for a walk into the nearby forest in the Bursa province.

His wife and friends, naturally, started to get worried when he didn’t return. They told local authorities and a search party was organised.

Mr Mutlu then came across the search party.

And being the helpful sort of chap he is, he decided to help them look for whoever they were searching for.

It was only when they called out his name and he replied ‘I am here’ that the penny dropped. And he realised they were searching for him.

If this was to be turned into a film, we can imagine Homer Simpson in the lead role.

The story takes another twist. As when he was asked by a rescue worker for a statement, the man said ‘Don’t punish me too harshly, officer. My father will kill me.’

Police then drove Mr Mutlu home. It is not clear if he was given a fine.

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