PORT ST. LUCIE — Police are looking for a 40-year-old missing and endangered man who apparently left his home about 3 a.m. Tuesday wearing boxer shorts and a lightweight sweatshirt, officials said.
The wife of Nicholas Edward Halliday told police that her husband is going through “alcohol detox” and that at about 2:45 a.m. he got “extremely upset and started to hallucinate,” a report states.
“People are coming for us,” Halliday is quote as saying. “We need to get the kids and leave.”
Halliday’s 41-year-old wife settled him enough for him to return to bed, but he was missing when she awoke about 3:10 a.m. She checked with friends and relatives and looked in the area around her home in the 5900 block of Northwest Ketona Circle, but couldn’t find him.
Halliday’s wife said the temperature was in the high 30s to low 40s when her husband left. He didn’t have access to a vehicle.
Police used at least one dog and a St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office helicopter to search for Halliday, but he remains missing. Anyone with information about Halliday is asked to call police at (772) 871-5000.