Man says kidnapping suspect, 12-year-old came to campground only wearing tennis shoes

PANGUITCH, Utah -- It was the most bizarre way campsite manager Tom Adams has started work at the Bear Paw Fishing Resort on Panguitch Lake in Utah.

He and his fiancee were setting up for the day when a stranger came to their office in a pickup truck.

Adams said the stranger found two people, an older man and a boy, sitting in the dirt about a mile up the road in remote Utah. And they were wearing nothing but tennis shoes.

"It all seemed a little goofy," Adams said. "I didn't even know what was going on until I saw a story about it."

The Colorado Bureau of Investigations and several law enforcement agencies were on the lookout for the two after an Amber Alert was issued for the missing 12-year-old.

He had been missing from Saguache County since Saturday, and he was suspected to be with 60-year-old David Freeman.

"[Freeman] quickly told me they were camping up in that dirt road, and last night a coyote had made its way into their camp, and chased them off from their tent, so they had kind of just been running from that all night and didn't know where they were anymore," Adams said.

"Just kind of seems weird and kind of an old guy, and why would they be naked if they could have tennis shoes on."

Adams thought it was bizarre enough where he called a local deputy. Freeman is charged with first-degree felony kidnapping and lewdness.

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