What to Know
- Steven Rodriguez, 17, hasn’t been seen since 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Chuck E. Cheese’s in the Bronx Terminal Market
- Rodriguez has autism and is not able to communicate verbally or travel independently
- He enjoys riding subways and loves electronics stores that sell televisions; he may have been attracted to those places
A missing Bronx teen who has autism was found after an anxious search by family, friends and police.
Steven Rodriguez, 17, hadn't been seen since 2 p.m. Wednesday, when he was spotted sneaking under a security rope at the Chuck E. Cheese’s in the Bronx Terminal Market.
Rodriguez was on a trip with his summer program group when he disappeared. Police, family, friends and members of the disability community had been searching for him ever since.
He was found sometime Thursday morning and returned home, police said.
He enjoys riding subways and loves electronics stores that sell televisions. It was believed that he may have wandered to one of those places, but police didn't say where he was ultimately located.