By: Adam Schindler
WACO, Texas — A Fort Hood soldier said Greyhound left him stranded in Waco for Thanksgiving.
”I have ridden Greyhound before and buses run late sometimes, but I didn’t know that they would run early,” said Spc. Joey Lenz.
Lenz called his mother in Conroe to let her know he wasn’t on the bus, and after some digging, she confirmed their fears.
”Unfortunately that was true. The bus did leave Waco prior to their scheduled time and I told him to just wait and see what I could find out,” said Margie Taylor.
Nothing could be done due to the holiday.
With no other buses coming that day, Lenz got a ride back to Fort Hood to spend Thanksgiving alone.
But that is not the only thing he was going to miss.
”We found out that a family member, his godfather, had passed away on Monday and the funeral is Saturday,” said Taylor.
25 News reached out to Greyhound.
The company said it was investigating the incident.
After our story aired, several generous viewers contacted 25 News and offered to help.
In the end, Taylor said Greyhound contacted her and offered to buy her son a plane ticket from Killeen to Houston to get him home in time for the funeral.
He will fly out of Killeen Saturday morning.