Pat Caroleo, 69, of La Plata, Maryland reaches down to pet her cat Michael on the front porch of her colonial home. Her son, Nicholas Caroleo is out there somewhere, and "his head is not right," his mother said in a lengthy interview in an elegant home in which every room features a family photo or two. "We have tried everything to get him help, but nothing has worked. Nothing," she said. "I've cried and cried and cried for 12 years. I don't cry anymore." Since his discharge from Rawson-Neal Psychiatric Hospital in Las Vegas he has left chilling voice messages and threatening texts. After reading the text, the Caroleos filed a restraining order and contacted a relative who is a police officer for protection. The last time they heard from Nicholas, about three weeks ago in a telephone call from Florida, he ranted at his father and demanded money. The next day, Robert Caroleo suffered a mild heart attack.
Photo taken June 04, 2013 in La Plata, MD.