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Richard Pearson

A bloodstain is seen on a SoHo sidewalk where a street vendor was stabbed June 23, 2014. (Credit: Alex Silverman/WCBS 880)

‘SoHo Wild Man’ Richard Pearson Allegedly Stabs Street Vendor

Pearson ran up to a table where a man was selling cellphone cases on Broadway between Houston and Prince streets and stabbed him multiple times, the victim’s partner said.

06/23/2014

Richard Pearson with lawyer in court (CBS 2)

‘SoHo Wild Man’ Facing Jail Time On Drug Offense

Richard Pearson is notorious on Spring Street and the surrounding neighborhood for verbally and physically assaulting anyone in his path.

10/30/2013

Richard Pearson with lawyer in court (CBS 2)

Residents Beg Judge To Keep So-Called ‘SoHo Wild Man’ Behind Bars

Residents who live near Lafayette and Spring Street refused to back down. They flooded the judge with dozens of letters begging him to keep Pearson off of the street.

09/04/2013

Sources told CBS that the man in yellow is 6-foot-5, 240-pound Richard Pearson, a man SoHo residents say is terrorizing a block on Spring Street. (Photo: Handout)

SoHo Residents Say They Are Terrified Of A Wild Man On Spring Street

Some people compared accused Richard Pearson to a modern day Larry Hogue, a mentally ill wild man who terrorized Manhattan’s Upper West Side in the 1990s.

06/07/2013

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Police: Harlem Robbery Suspect Shot In The Leg After Officer’s Gun Goes Off

Richard Pearson, 47, had apparently been panhandling near a Harlem restaurant Monday evening when he allegedly swiped cash from a recently paid bill off an outdoor table.

08/22/2012