Drake Bell is downplaying the fact that he went “missing” Thursday after turning up safe, and even offered an amusing explanation for the situation.
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Drake Bell Downplays Going “Missing” After Being Reported “Missing And Endangered”
“You leave your phone in the car and don’t answer for the night and this? 😂” Bell tweeted Friday.
The former Nickelodeon star was eventually found after getting in contact with Daytona Beach law enforcement officials.
The Daytona Beach Police Department shared that the 36-year-old actor is “safe” after being reported “missing and endangered” Thursday morning.
Fans React To Drake Bell’s Response To Going Missing, Speculate What Led To It
Meanwhile, fans chimed in on social media after Bell made light of the incident, with many speculating why he was reported missing in the first place.
One Instagram user, @tricee___, wrote.
“Nah his GF reported him… I know cause that’s how I get when my man don’t answer the phone after the first ring,” one person opined.
Another user, @tiffineemonroe, added.
“Nickelodeon still tracking u! 🤦🏽♀️” another wrote.
A third user, @nefertitiroyale, also chimed in.
“Be happy somebody cares about you jimmy neutron,” a third offered.
Other Internet Users Addressed How Quickly Cops Responded To Bell’s “Disappearance”
Others were a bit more cynical over the situation and noted how quickly authorities responded to Bell’s missing person’s report in comparison to missing people of color.
Instagram user @jtripnation wrote.
“Black girls be missing for weeks and they can barely get the news out,” one person commented.
While another, @neta_joy_, added.
“White and missing sure is different compared to black and missing,” another commenter noted.
Cops Previously Reassured The Public That Bell’s Disappearance Was Legitimate
As reported by TMZ, the department’s announcement was initially met with people who believed the announcement was a “hoax.” However, the Daytona Police Department assured the public that of the news’s legitimacy.
“For those asking, this is a legitimate post from the Daytona Beach Police Department. If you have any information, please contact Detective Jayson Wallace.”
The 36-year-old rose to stardom as an actor on the Nickelodeon television show, ‘Drake And Josh.’ But would go on to have repeated run-ins with the law regarding child endangerment and DUI, as previously reported by The Shade Room.
Nonetheless, it is great to see that the star is safe.