Teen goes missing after making threat on his own life

BRADENTON, Fla. - Manatee County Sheriff deputies are asking for the public's help in finding a 16 year old boy.

Tyler Stephenson, 16, went missing Saturday evening from his home on 30th Avenue West.

According to the boy's father, Stephenson had been arrested early Saturday after he stole a gun from Wal-Mart. When he got home later that day he told his father he wanted to kill himself before he had to go to court and left the house shortly after.

Stephenson is 6'5, 170 pounds with brown hair. He was last seen in a a white shirt with blue shorts.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts are asked to call 941-747-3011/.

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