Tampa, Florida -- The Tampa Police Department is asking for the public's help locating a man who took off from a mental health facility Tuesday night.

Police say John Rathel, of 8619 Dee Circle in Riverview, was taken to the Mental Health Center on E Henry Avenue by Hillsborough Sheriff's deputies and left without authorization.

Rathel, 30, is not considered hostile. He is described as having a thin build, shaggy brown hair, and clean-shaven face. He was last seen wearing plaid blue shirt and blue jeans.

If anyonehas information on his whereabouts it is requested that they call the Tampa Police Department.