‘Soho Wild Man’ appears in court

Photo by Jefferson Siegel

Photo by Jefferson Siegel

Richard Pearson, a.k.a. the “Soho Wild Man,” appeared in State Supreme Court on June 25. He is charged with second-degree assault for allegedly throwing a brick at a person’s head. Neighbors and merchants in around Spring St. in Soho and Nolita say Pearson is mentally ill and has been terrorizing the community with aggressive, violent behavior. Pearson is 6 feet 4 inches tall and very strong, and even police say it is difficult to deal with him.

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