SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) – The San Francisco Giants are breathing a sigh of relief after a man known for greeting players as they arrived at AT&T Park was found safe in Los Angeles on Tuesday.
For years, 43-year-old Billy Chamberlain was a constant presence at Giants games, greeting team members as they arrived at the ballpark’s entrance at Second and King streets, San Francisco police said.
But after Chamberlain was not seen at any games for about a month, police launched an investigation into his whereabouts earlier this month.
While the Giants were in Los Angeles for a series with the Dodgers this week, Chamberlain was spotted outside Dodger Stadium before Tuesday’s game, according to the team’s website.
Chamberlain, who is homeless, said he is healthy and was unaware that a missing persons report had been filed against him, according to the team.
“We’re obviously glad to hear he’s been found and safe,” Giants spokeswoman Staci Slaughter said Wednesday.
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