Orlando | Bryan Vladek Hasel lived with his father at The Place at Alafaya and the last time he was seen by his father was on November 5, 2021.
November 6, 2021, was the last validated sighting by anyone else, when Vladek was seen at a cafe called Foxtail Coffee in Orlando on Collegiate Way. According to the family, police had to issue a trespassing warning to Vladek on that day at Foxtail, although there are discrepancies in why that occurred. While family called him Vladek/Vlad, he’d been introducing himself as Bryan, and was known as Bryan to Foxtail and the employees.
Foxtail management recently notified the family they have Vladek on CCTV from that day, however, won’t release that footage while police state they haven’t been provided the same.
Several sightings occurred shortly after Vladek vanished. The Orange County Sheriff’s Department has November 12 as the last date Vladek was seen – that’s when a maintenance worker says he spoke to Vladek. The area around the basketball court including the woods where that conversation occurred, is an area Vladek visited often.
Originally it was reported that the maintenance worker saw Vladek head off into the woods, but the family clarified on Twitter Spaces that the confusion was due to a voicemail left by the maintenance worker that was misunderstood.
Vladek was born in Russia and then was adopted here in the U.S at the age of 5-years-old, and one of eight siblings in his blended family. Before vanishing he was observed doing outreach for the homeless, providing resources such as food, water, and even his credit card. A US Marine Corps veteran, Vlad is described as a very giving and spiritual person.
Vladek’s family also described manic behavior during his homeless outreach work, which could be a factor leading up to the young man’s disappearance. In addition to odd behavior before vanishing, he was also leaving lavish tips in the amounts upwards of $300.
According to the family, new searches for Vladek may be pending with the help of volunteer agencies. Recent hurdles from law enforcement for such searches have proven to be frustrating but the family is hopeful new searches won’t present those obstacles.
Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Bryan ‘Vladek’ Hasel should contact [email protected] or dial 911.
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