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Bradenton man found OK after he went missing Friday morning, Manatee deputies say

Deputies say 88-year-old Richard Cerveny left his home around 7:45 a.m. Friday morning to attend an 8 a.m. church service. About an hour and a half later, he purchased gas at an Arcadia gas station, his credit card records show.
Deputies say 88-year-old Richard Cerveny left his home around 7:45 a.m. Friday morning to attend an 8 a.m. church service. About an hour and a half later, he purchased gas at an Arcadia gas station, his credit card records show.

Richard Cerveny left his Fort Hamer home around 7:45 a.m. Friday to attend an 8 a.m. church service, but his family says didn’t make it back in a timely manner.

According to the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office, a concerned family member looked up his credit card usage when 88-year-old Cerveny didn’t return home by 11 a.m. The records show he purchased gas at a gas station in Arcadia at 9:15 a.m. and at another in Lake Placid at 12:23 p.m.

Deputies say Cerveny returned home in good condition Friday evening.

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