The 89-year-old father of Baltimore City Council Vice President Edward L. Reisinger III, who had been missing since last week, resurfaced Tuesday night after seeing news reports about his disappearance.
Edward L. Reisinger Jr. called his girlfriend after spotting his photograph on TV, his son said.
"'He called her up and said, 'Why am I on TV?' " the councilman said.
The elder Reisinger, a retired Sparrows Point steelworker, had been staying in a hotel since he left the Morrell Park house he shares with his son and daughter-in-law Friday afternoon, the councilman said.
Reisinger had not contacted any of his children or his girlfriend since leaving the house to cash two checks Friday afternoon, his son said. He left home without his cell phone, a change of clothes or medication, prompting family members to fear foul play.