Witnesses say a man stole a bicycle from a guy who then drove his van against traffic on 50th Street, hit him & a bystander at 9th Ave. pic.twitter.com/czquKVn4z9
— CeFaan Kim (@CeFaanKim) October 15, 2017
A wrong-way driver hell-bent on recovering his pricey bicycle chased down a thief on a Hell’s Kitchen street Saturday, cops said.
James Mansfield, 47, was loading a high-end bike into a van on W. 50th St. near Eighth Ave. around 5 p.m. when the bandit snatched his two-wheeler and pedaled away, according to cops.
Mansfield burned rubber after the man – driving west on the eastbound street – before he slammed into the thief and an innocent pedestrian at Ninth Ave, authorities said.
The stunning collision mangled the bike Mansfield was trying to recover. It was captured by nearby surveillance cameras and obtained by WABC-TV News.