Man screams 'I'm coming for you,' chases teen into traffic in Queens, where she's hit by car

RICHMOND HILL, Queens (WABC) -- The NYPD is searching for a man who chased a teenage girl into oncoming traffic in Queens, where she was struck by a vehicle.

It happened just after 7:30 a.m. on Friday, December 6, at the southeast corner of 110th Street and Jamaica Avenue in Richmond Hill.

Police say the 14-year-old victim was approached by an unknown male who was screaming, "I'm coming for you," before chasing her.
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Police are looking for this man, who they say chased a teenager into the street, where she was hit by a car

Scared for her life, the victim ran into traffic and was struck by a 2001 Audi A6.

The driver of the vehicle remained on scene, and the girl sustained serious injuries to her legs and waist.

EMS rushed her to Cohen Children's Medical Center, where she remains in stable condition.

Video released by the NYPD shows the suspect randomly approaching and screaming at several other people on the street, and many in the area say he is known to them.

They said he sometimes screams at riders boarding the train or repeatedly cocks his fist back at pedestrians as if he's about to take a swing.

They says he also sometimes circles with a menacing stare.

"He's always walking around with his hood or with a scarf, walking, around his head," mental health counselor Andratta Mitchell said. "He's very awkward and he seems to be very dangerous."

Mitchell works for Maranatha Human Services, which happens to be located a block from where the teenager was chased by the man.

She says he's always seen wearing the same clothes, and that she's not surprised by what happened. She says this community needs more attention, more shelter support, and more mental health services.

"I see that he's a person that needs help," she said. "He's more than likely mentally ill. My one or two encounters seeing...him, I would say he's probably schizophrenic compounded by life issues."

The suspect is described as a male in his mid 20s, approximately 5-foot-9 and 150 pounds, with a medium complexion, a mustache and a goatee. He was last seen wearing blue sweatpants, a blue sweatshirt with white lettering on the front, a white hoodie and black sneakers.

Anyone with information in regard to this incident is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).

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