The man’s grandmother called the Sandusky County Sheriff’s Office Jan. 2 after her grandson didn’t return home from the grocery store, where she’d sent him with a check to handle her shopping.
Deputies had found the man earlier in the day, falling asleep inside a store.
While going in and out of consciousness, the man told deputies he was on several medications that affected his sleeping patterns, and he was taken to the hospital for treatment.
After speaking with the man’s grandmother, they revisited him at the hospital, and he admitted he’d taken $1,300 from her bank account and used about $800 to buy drugs during a trip to Cleveland with another man.
He still had $500, which he turned over to deputies, who returned it to his grandmother.
She said she would handle the matter within her family.