Missing teen ends up in Dedham
Wrentham boy says he was abducted
A Wrentham teenager who had been missing since Tuesday was found alive last night in Dedham, and he said he had been abducted, police and a witness said.
Wrentham police said last night on their Twitter feed that Matthew Glass, 17, had been found. Glass had not been seen since 3 p.m. Tuesday, when he told his parents he was going to an Apple Store in Boston for computer repairs, authorities said.
Brett Wallace, 34, of Dedham said in a phone interview that Glass showed up at his door last night on Cedar Street shortly after 9 and appeared to be disoriented. He said Glass was slumped over on the front steps and said three men had kidnapped him in an alley in Boston after he offered to help them with a car problem.
Wallace said Glass, who was barefoot, did not describe the men or say where they had taken him.
“He was very incoherent,’’ Wallace said. “He said, ‘I just literally got dropped off at the bridge’ ’’ near Wallace’s home.
Wallace said he gave Glass some water and immediately called for an ambulance.
Wrentham and Dedham police did not release additional information when contacted late last night.
A woman who answered the phone at Glass’s home said his parents were heading to Norwood Hospital to see him. The woman had no word on Glass’s condition. A hospital spokeswoman said she could not confirm nor deny that Glass was there.
Wallace said Glass appeared to be ailing, though he showed no outward signs of physical harm.
“He just seemed . . . roughed up,’’ Wallace said. “His feet were clearly dirty, like he was marching through the woods.’’ Wallace said that while he was initially startled when Glass appeared, “then it was a relief to know that this guy had been found.’’
Glass’s disappearance had drawn concern from family, friends, and authorities. His mother spoke out to reporters earlier yesterday, saying to him, “We love you very much and we don’t care what trouble you might have gotten yourself in. . . . We just want you home and safe.’’