Elderly Couple Busts Out of Assisted Living Home Thanks To Military Skills

I feel like these folks wanted to prove they DIDN'T belong locked up in an assisted living home . . . and after this, it's pretty hard to argue with them.

Back in March, an elderly married couple broke out of their assisted living home in Lebanon, Tennessee. They both have dementia and Alzheimer's, so they were in a locked wing.

But . . . it turns out the husband used to be in the military and he was trained in Morse code. That trained him to memorize patterns . . . so he'd listen to the staff punch in the key code for the door, and eventually he cracked it so he could get out.

Are we SURE this guy has dementia and Alzheimer's? Because I have neither and I'm not sure I could do that.

The couple was found about 30 minutes after they escaped. They were walking down a road a few blocks from the home.

The home was fined $2,000 by the state for allowing the couple to escape.  (The Tennessean) Image © 2020 Getty Images