WAFF reports that Greg Moore, age 15, took a Greyhound bus from Opelika, Alabama to Athens, Georgia which is normally a 10 hour trip. But because of unannounced re-reroutes, the trip was extended to a brutal 26 hours. Greg’s family was alarmed because they didn’t know where he was during that time, and only received scant information from Greyhound. To make matters worse, $900 worth of belongings had been stolen from his lost luggage which he didn’t receive until a week later. More, inside…
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“It was scary because my sister and brother-in-law had no idea where he was. Greyhound said they had re-routed him out, but no one was really sure where he was,” said Moore’s aunt, Lisa Tolbert.
Moore’s location was a mystery to his family, and when he arrived in Athens the next day his bag wasn’t on the bus.
“Somebody must have taken the tags off… it took a week before I could get it back,” Greg Moore said.
When it was finally returned there was $900 worth of personal belongings missing.
Tolbert thought she was saving money by having her nephew take the bus. Little did she know she would spend more money on gas for the 8 trips between Florence, Athens and Birmingham looking for her nephew.
“I’ve spent more now, then if I had gone down there and gotten him myself,” Tolbert said.
When summer ends, Moore says he will have his aunt drive him back.
“This is my first time experiencing this, first impressions are their last impressions. I just feel like I’m never going to ride Greyhound again,” he said.
If there is a bright side to this, at least the bus driver didn’t fall asleep and roll the bus. Better late than never?