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Man last seen leaving Hallandale Beach casino sought, police say

Police: Thomas Wantuck suffers from Alzheimer's disease

Thomas Wantuck.
Thomas Wantuck.


HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. – A 68-year-old man who was last seen leaving a Hallandale Beach casino is currently being sought, police said.

Thomas Wantuck suffers from Alzheimer's disease and easily becomes disoriented when driving, according to the Hallandale Beach Police Department.

Wantuck was last seen at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday leaving Gulfstream Park Casino at 901 S. Federal Highway in Hallandale Beach. Police said he was driving his silver four-door 2001 Toyota Camry with Florida license tag H797MG.

Wantuck is described by police as 5 feet 11 inches tall, 220 pounds and has hazel eyes, a gray beard and is bald with a fair skin color. Police said he always wears a Vietnam War hat.

Anyone who has seen Wantuck or knows his whereabouts is asked to call Hallandale Beach police Detective Goulding at 954-457-1400.