TAMPA — Police are searching for a 67-year-old man suffering from the early stages of dementia who hasn't been seen since Sunday.
At about 2 p.m. Sunday, Benjamin Franklin McClendon left his home at 3516 N 10th St. to walk his small dog and hasn't been seen since, Tampa police reported Monday afternoon.
McClendon suffers from brain damage and other medical ailments as a result of a car crash in 2000. He is described as a 5-foot-9, 175-pound, black man with brown eyes and gray hair and was last seen wearing a white T-shirt and blue jeans.
Police said he's able to verbally identify himself and is known to frequent local parks and stores near his home. He has voluntarily left his home several times in the past only to return unharmed and unassisted, police said. His dog's name is Mr. Brown.
Anyone with information is asked to call Tampa police at (813) 231-6130.