NY1 At 20: 1994 Report Revisits Disappearance Of "Wild Man" Larry Hogue
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Before he was sent to the Creedmoor Psychiatric Center in Queens, Larry Hogue, also known as "the Wild Man of 96th Street," terrorized his neighborhood on the Upper West Side for years, lashing out at passerbys with threats, his fists and, sometimes, an ice pick. So when he disappeared from Creedmoor in July of 1994, residents of his old stomping grounds had reason to be nervous. NY1's Jonathan Dienst filed the following report.
NY1 FOLLOW-UP: Larry Hogue was arrested at a check-cashing store in New Rochelle one day after he went missing. But it wasn't the last time the Wild Man broke out of Creedmoor. He most recently escaped the psychiatric center in 2009.