Priest Willis, who was reported missing late Thursday night, was found Friday morning after spending the night with a homeless couple sleeping in a boxcar.
The man, Lyndon Thompson, said that Priest said he was lost and asked him and his girlfriend for help.
“We took care of him. We didn’t want him to get in trouble,” says Thompson’s girlfriend.
The couple is homeless. All three slept on a boxcar. This morning on the way to call for help, they were spotted. Priest’s mother rushed to the scene.
Priest was not hurt. He told police he had planned to run away to Canada with two of his friends, but his friends backed out at the last minute. He had about $2.60 in his pocket.
The couple will not face any charges.