Missing Starbucks Worker Found in Neighboring State, Hospitalized

July 3, 2017 Updated: October 5, 2018

Allison Cope, 24, Starbucks employee who went missing a week ago in North Carolina was found on July 1 over 200 miles away in Virginia.

Cope worked as a Starbucks supervisor at Raleigh-Durham International Airport. On Monday, June 26, she clocked out for her 3 p.m. break and didn’t return.

She was found five days later in Virginia Beach and taken to Sentara Virginia Beach Hospital, according to WRAL.com. Her condition is not yet clear.

When Cope left her work, she took her debit card and car keys, but left behind her bag and cell phone.

She was captured on a security camera stopping at a gas station about 23 miles from the airport and using a restroom. She didn’t appear in distress, according to the authorities.

Cope’s friends, who were searching for her, said her actions were out of character.

“Regardless of what the news, or media is saying, all of Allison’s friends and family know that she would not just leave us behind of her own accord. Not without her phone. She wouldn’t leave the dogs or her friends or family behind knowing we are all desperately searching for her,” reads a post on the Facebook page of Change of Heart Pit Bull Rescue, a nonprofit Cope worked with.

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