Crazed man steals truck, mows down two Brooklyn girls
Brooklyn, N.Y. - A crazed man wearing only sneakers and underwear stole a truck in Brooklyn today and ran down two 12-year-olds before he was busted, police said.
The girls, whose injuries were not deemed life-threatening, were being treated at Coney Island Hospital.
The deranged truck driver was under psychiatric observation at Kings County Hospital, said cops.
A second man — likely an employee of the truck’s owner or operator — was in the back of the box truck when it was stolen, said cops.
Around 2:45 p.m., the crazed man jumped into the driver’s seat of the truck at the intersection of Avenue I and East 32nd Street in Midwood.
He then drove toward Marine Park, sideswiping other vehicles the whole way, said cops.
After he drove the truck into the two 12-year-olds at the corner of 37th Street and Fillmore Avenue in Marine Park, the man kept going, until he hit some vehicles at the corner of Nostrand Avenue and Avenue V.
That crash stopped the truck, and police were able to arrest the man. Because he carried no ID, cops were unsure who he was.