LYDEN, Wash., June 16 (UPI) -- The Washington State Patrol said a woman who became lost while riding her mobility scooter was escorted home by a trooper at 6 mph.
The patrol said Trooper Dave Hintz responded June 9 to a report of an elderly woman riding her scooter in circles on a stretch of Highway 546 in Lyden and he asked the woman to move to the side of the road.
Hintz said the woman told him she had been riding in circles because she was lost about 4 miles from home.
"I just treated her the way I would've wanted somebody to treat my mom," Hintz told KOMO-TV.
Hintz drove behind the woman at 6 mph to escort her home. He said the journey took more than an hour.
Amused witnesses posted photos and videos of the escort on social media.
"Our motto with the state patrol is service with humility," Hintz said. "It took a lot of patience and humility to take care of this lady."