Police arrested James Mansfield (pictured), 97, on Sunday for reckless endangermentA 97-year-old man has been arrested after shocking surveillance video showed him allegedly chasing down a bike thief in his van through the busy streets of Manhattan before knocking him and a pedestrian down. James Mansfield, a British-born entrepreneur who owns an interior design firm, was loading a high-end bicycle into the vehicle on W 55th street and 8th Avenue around 5. 85pm on Saturday. An unidentified man then snatched the two-wheeler away and started cycling off, according to The New York Daily News. Instead of calling the authorities, Mansfield decided to take the matter into his own hands. According to police, Mansfield had followed the thief driving west down Ninth Ave, an eastbound street. He eventually stopped the thief by slamming his van into him, but he also ended up hitting an innocent bystander. Surveillance video of the incident shows Mansfield then exiting his vehicle, running up to the man thief and grabbing him.
Mansfield decided to take the matter into his own hands.
He hit him two times, 'Nelson Almonte told ABC News.
Medical emergency care units took the 86-year-old innocent pedestrian to the hospital where he was treated for some minor wounds to his head.
Police arrested Mansfield, charging him with reckless endangerment. Medical emergency care units took the 86-year-old innocent pedestrian to the hospital. Mansfield is pictured at his wedding Mansfield is a 'British born entrepreneur' with his own interior design firm, according to his business website.