From the Daily News:
Police said Larry Hogue, a drug-addicted wacko who terrorized upper West Siders in the 1990s, walked away from the Creedmoor Psychiatric Center in Queens Thursday, police said Friday.
He was spotted around dusk last night on West End Ave.
Before being put away, Hogue, now 65, mugged an entire neighborhood around W. 96th St. for years.
He set fires under cars, heaved rocks through stained glass church windows, masturbated in front of kids, stalked seniors and threatened children with nail-studded clubs.
Cops would arrest him and take him to the psychiatric ward where he would be cut off from his crack supply. After a few weeks his demons would disappear and he'd be back on W. 96th St. again. Hogue became a symbol of a blundering mental-health system.
He wound up in jail for a year after he slugged a 16-year-old girl and pushed her in front of a Con Ed truck. She was unharmed but angry bystanders grabbed Hogue and held him for cops.
Eventually, he wound up in Creedmoor.
Police described Hogue, who's 5-foot-10, 265 pounds and bipolar, as "extremely violent" and dangerous.
"He's crazy, but apparently wily enough to get past the folks at Creedmoor," a police source said.
Ah, but rest easy, NY, the Wild Man has been caged again.