Missing New York Pastor Found Disoriented at Ohio Strip Club

Police say a missing Orleans County, N.Y., pastor has been found — physically fine but emotionally distraught — at a strip club outside Dayton, Ohio, The Buffalo News reports.

Shortly after 1 a.m. Friday, police reported they had located the Rev. Craig Rhodenizer's vehicle outside a club in Riverside, Ohio. They were suspicious when they spotted an out-of-state license plate in a relatively high-crime area.

Police ran the plate number and learned that Rhodenizer had been reported missing by his family early Thursday. Officers soon found Rhodenizer inside the strip club, The Buffalo News reports.

"When they had contact with him, he appeared to be very distraught and very emotional," Lewiston Sgt. Frank Previte told The Buffalo News. "He told the officers that he did not know how he got there or where he was."

Rhodenizer was taken to a Dayton hospital for further evaluation. The 46-year-old is the pastor of St. John's Lutheran Church in Lyndonville, N.Y. Family members last heard from him Wednesday afternoon, when he told his wife he was heading to a store in Amherst, The Buffalo News reports.

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