A disturbing dispatch just arrived in the BHB Inbox. Our tipster claims that there’s a mentally ill person who follows and stalks people on Hicks Street. She alleges that the 84th Precinct is familiar with this individual (he was once picked up running naked on Hicks Street) and that he supposedly robbed a neighbor at gunpoint last year.
The full email after the jump.
This morning my son and I were followed by a very unkempt person in the neighborhood who appears homeless, but is not. He is a mentally ill person who lives at [REDACTED] Hicks Street, the house with the kelly green trim paint. I have known of him for years because I had a friend who used to work next door.
We were on our way to school walking up Henry Street between Montague and Pierrepont when I saw him headed towards us. I stopped and let him pass, but then he turned around and came up behind us. I crossed the street and so did he, and at that point I turned around to a young man who was also behind us and told him I felt we were being followed and asked him to walk with us (he said yes). The scary individual turned and walked away.
He is very tall, african american, dressed all in black and he smells awful and from what I recall my friend saying he is picked up periodically by the police and/or Dept. of Health and either put in jail or a mental hospital, but is always released. I don’t know if he’s ever been physically violent with anyone, but he is certainly very menacing.
I was wondering if others had had any experiences with him. I would be very careful if you see him.