BRECKENRIDGE, Colo. (CBS4) – Authorities in Summit County are asking for the public’s help in locating a missing man.

On Sept.18 Jack Fitzgerald Mcatee, 27, drove his car into Dillon Reservoir. He was able to swim to safety but was acting erratically, so police took him in for a mental evaluation. He was released the next day but he hasn’t been seen since then.

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McAtee’s family says he’s bipolar and may be hitchhiking. He was last known to reside at 201 Bunker Hill Lode Road, building 22, Unit 8 in Summit County.

“At one point, McAtee asked the trooper if hitchhiking was legal in Colorado. Within certain guidelines, it can be, the trooper explained. McAtee then asked him where he would hitchhike if heading west on Interstate 70,” the Summit County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement.

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The trooper told McAtee he could get to Moab, Utah.

Jack McAtee (credit: Summit County Sheriff's Office)

Jack McAtee (credit: Summit County Sheriff’s Office)

“During the attempts by the sheriff’s office deputies to locate McAtee, they spoke with a friend. The friend advised deputies that McAtee had mentioned a desire to go to Washington, D.C. to protest recent actions by the Federal Reserve,” the sheriff’s office said in a statement.

Additional Information From The Summit County Sheriff’s Office

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At this time Steve McAtee, Jack’s father, and the Summit County Sheriff’s office are asking for the public’s assistance in locating Jack McAtee. Jack was last seen wearing brown moccasins, blue jeans, and a red/maroon pull-over hooded sweatshirt with no zipper. He had $64 and credit cards. If Jack McAtee is located please contact the Summit County Sheriff’s Office at (970) 453-2232. His family has indicated that he has a tendency to shave his head when he acts in a manner such as he’s currently acting.