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Billy Kirby Sr. (Credit: Arlington PD)

Billy Kirby Sr. (Credit: Arlington PD)

ARLINGTON (CBSDFW.COM) — Authorities have located an 86-year-old Arlington man who went missing late Thursday evening. He was found by a citizen at a Home Depot in Plano on Friday afternoon.

“A citizen spotted him after he saw the [Silver Alert] and followed him into the Home Depot in The Colony and asked him if he was lost,” said Billy Kirby Jr., the missing man’s son. “He told him yes. He called the police and the police showed up quickly.”

Kirby Jr. was on the way to pick up his father when he spoke to KRLD and is very thankful that the citizen acted on the Silver Alert.

“I hope he hung around so I can shake his hand.”

According to Kirby Jr., the citizen was shocked to see the announced license plate number driving directly in front of him on State Hwy 121. The missing man was believed to be driving a 2002 Blue Chevy Silverado with TX License Plate, 7FYZS.

Mr. Kirby was last spotted around 11:15 p.m. by Dallas police near Illinois Avenue and Hampton Road. Kirby Sr. had not yet been reported missing and was provided directions back to Arlington on I-30.

A Silver Alert was issued on Friday morning, making it possible for messaging about Kirby Sr. to be added to TxDOT signage.

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