A tourist from London who went to a reggae club in the West Pullman neighbourhood in Chicago ran off after stepping outside around 4 a.m. Sunday and hasn't been seen by his family since, police said.
Police and relatives of Ademola "Addy" Owolana, 26, are now searching for him and growing increasingly concerned for his safety because he's not familiar with the area.
Owolana was last seen at 4 a.m. outside of the Low Key club, 11627 S. Michigan Ave., according to a missing person flier.
Owolana had been visiting family in Plainfield when he said he "wanted to go out and have a good time," said Natalie, a family friend. He went to the reggae lounge in Chicago with friends and a cousin.
Owolana went outside of the club with one of the men early Sunday. They were sitting on a car, and at one point he asked for the keys to the car, Natalie said.
The other man explained he did not have keys to the car and Owolana "started running down the block," Natalie said.
Relatives Sheriff Akinoso told ABC7 that Owolana had been drinking, and him running off "was more like a joke. Now it's getting more serious," Akinoso said.
The man who was outside with Owolana ran back into the club to get the rest of the group, but Owolana was gone when they went outside, Natalie said.
They searched the area but could not find Owolana, who does not have a cellphone.
"The area, it's not safe," said Natalie. "We don't know why he started just randomly running."
Owolana is a black British man who is 5-foot-6, weighs 130 pounds and has brown eyes and black hair, according to police. The words "Family First" are tattooed on his left arm, "Loyalty" is tattooed on his shoulder and a musical note is tattooed on his upper right arm.
Owolana was wearing a red shirt, blue jeans, a black jacket, a baseball hat and a gold chain with a Versace pendant.
Anyone with information is asked to call police at 312-747-8274.