LEWISTON, Maine — The man with autism reported missing from Lewiston has been located in Los Angeles, according to his mother.

James Allen’s mother, Laura Dumas, said she spoke to him Wednesday morning. She said he is scared but OK.

Dumas, 18, says Lewiston police are working to get James safely to a local police department in Los Angeles.

Dumas said Tuesday that Allen watches a lot of TV and may have believed going to California would bring him fame and fortune. Allen doesn’t know anybody in California and is out of money, so his family is worried about him.