- The Washington Times - Monday, November 25, 2013

A San Diego woman who went missing for four days said she was only trying to go to the public library when she took a wrong turn and crossed the Mexican border.

Anne Terhune, 61, disappeared Tuesday night after leaving to go to the library, only 15 minutes from her house, NBC Los Angeles reported.

“Suddenly, I was with all these cars, and we were driving in a line. It started raining, and I couldn’t really see very well as far as what was going on, and I went into Mexico,” she told the station.

Ms. Terhune said that not only did she not have any money or a cellphone with her, her car ran out of gas shortly after she got into Mexico.

She said she walked to the nearest gas station, but when she came back, her car was missing, NBC reported.

“So I walked back to the Revolucion because I wasn’t far from the end anyway,” she said. “It was really cold already, and these guys were cooking enchiladas and all this stuff on a charcoal fire inside this little building. I went in and sat down and ate some. It was so warm and nice in there. I fell asleep in the seat.”

Ms. Terhune said she doesn’t remember much from the four days she was gone, but she said she doesn’t have any medical conditions that she’s aware of.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials at the San Ysidro checkpoint notified El Cajon police that she had been found around 1 a.m. PST Saturday, NBC reported.

She appeared to have been in good health and did not request medical treatment, police said. An officer gave her a ride home.

“My son and daughter were here, and everybody was just so emotional and keyed up,” she told the station. “I thought it would be, ‘hey, happy day, I’m home!’ And everyone was like, ‘where were you?’”