The search for a Pennsylvania who abandoned his car and dogs ended Monday without him being found.
Witnesses told police Richard Pisano, who hails from Girard, walked into the woods Friday by the Oberlin Wal-Mart, leaving two dogs in his car, according to a police chief Juan Torres.
Officers responded to a call at 3:51 p.m. Friday about the dogs being left in his station wagon in on a 90-degree day with the windows down only a couple of inches. The car was unlocked and the dogs were taken to the Oasis Animal Shelter.
Torres said police received a call about 1 p.m. Monday saying Pisano was last seen Friday at Sterk’s of Oberlin, a restaurant at 580 West Lorain St. He was seen getting into a taxi bound for Lorain.
Torres said after he notified Pisano’s parents Monday that Pisano had been seen, they said they were no longer concerned he is in danger. They said he had left home for days at a time before.
Torres said the family initially was concerned about his well-being and relatives don’t know why he went to Oberlin. Girard is about 15 miles outside Erie, Pa., and about 120 miles from Oberlin.
Police on Saturday conducted searches for about two hours in the morning with a police dog from the Lorain County Sheriff’s Office and again for about two hours Saturday afternoon without the dog. Torres said officers found some of Pisano’s belongings.
Pisano’s father picked up his son’s car and dogs.
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Provided photo Richard Pisano, of Girard, Pa., was last seen getting into a taxi headed for Lorain. Police began searching for him after witnesses said he walked into the woods Friday by the Oberlin Wal-Mart, leaving two dogs in his car in the parking lot.