NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A Mount Vernon teen with autism who went missing over a week ago was taken into custody by New York City police after he allegedly tried to steal an item from a Target store in Harlem on Monday, authorities said.

Jonathan Bryant, 15, was turned over to Mount Vernon detectives Monday evening after NYPD officers learned he had been reported missing.

Bryant told police he stayed in parks at night and panhandled for money and food, authorities said.

He appeared to be in good health and was taken to a juvenile facility in Westchester, authorities said.

Police are continuing to investigate.

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