POLICE were called after a patient went missing from Harrogate District Hospital on Tuesday evening.
The man, aged in his 30s, got into a car in Oatlands Drive and demanded a lift to Harrogate College.
Police appealed for information to find the man, who they said was not thought to be dangerous, and he returned to hospital of his own accord around 8pm on Tuesday.
Meanwhile, officers were called to Harrogate Grammar School last Friday after reports a man had entered the school gym. He was held there until police arrived before being taken to hospital.
Police said nobody was injured in the incident.