New Taipei police help old lady suffering dementia lost on typhoon night find her way home

Taiwan News
Date: 2018/07/11
By: George Liao, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)–Two police officers found an 80-year-old lady

(courtesy of a citizen) (By Central News Agency)

suffering from dementia lost in the street of Xizhi District, New Taipei City on Tuesday night, when Typhoon Maria was affecting northern Taiwan, and helped her find her way home in a caring way, according to a CNA report on Wednesday.

Xizhi Police Station officers Du Si-yuan (杜思源) and Hsu Wan-hua (徐婉華) were out on patrol on Tuesday evening, and when they were passing the intersection of Chung Hsiao E.Rd. and Fu’an St., they came across a young man who was waving at them, the report said. When the officers got out of their cruiser, the young man pointed at an old lady standing next to him and said, “She has been by the roadside and exposed to the rain for half an hour, not knowing to find a place of shelter and not responding to my questions,” according to the report. Therefore, he could only stand there and held an umbrella over her head, he told the police.       [FULL  STORY]

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