Eugene, OR — Famous “outlaw” American Country musician, singer and songwriter Willie Nelson was found alive and well in his tour bus parked at a Holiday Inn Express on Franklin Blvd in downtown Eugene, Oregon. Mr. Nelson was said to be relaxing in his custom Recreational Vehicle’s bed clutching his trusty acoustic guitar “trigger.”
“We knocked on the door of the RV at 2:37pm yesterday,” said Eugene Captain John Bruegel, a 24 year veteran of the Police force, “and an unidentified man answered the door asking us ‘what do you want?’ We said we need to check on Mr. Nelson to make sure he’s OK. The unidentified man said he was OK and that Mr. Nelson was resting. It was at that point we heard a voice from inside the vehicle which we believed was Mr. Nelson telling us to ‘come on in.’ And we did. Best day ever.”
According to Captain Bruegel, he and officer Anne Velazquez entered the RV and found Mr. Nelson at the back of the vehicle relaxing on his bed strumming his guitar.
“He asked us ‘what can I do for you officers?'” continued Captain Bruegel. “We told him we were just checking in to see how he was doing after receiving a report that a bus had been parked in the Holiday Inn parking lot, and that he [Willie Nelson] might be inside. He told us everything was fine and offered us an ice tea.”
It is unclear what Mr. Nelson’s touring RV was doing in Eugene, given his new tour is kicking off in the South East starting later in May, but as for Captain Bruegel, he’s happy Mr. Nelson is OK.
“We’re just glad Willie’s OK,” said a relieved Captain Bruegel. “He’s welcome in Eugene anytime. He’s a true hero.”