New York Police are looking for the man who randomly hit a high school student with a stone in Chelsea.
The teen told Alice Jenner on CBS 2 on Wednesday that he was sitting on some steps eating lunch and had no recollection of what happened.
“This is where the fractured orbit, the broken sinuses, and the laceration are in and out of the lip,” said victim Ethan Maddy.
The 18-year-old does not remember losing consciousness.
“It kind of happened and I woke up in the hospital,” Madi said.
Police say a man captured in a video grabbed a brick from the ground and then hit Maddi in the face unprovoked around 11:30 a.m. on Monday. Then he ran away. Someone saw what had happened and called 911.
Maddy said he was sitting on the steps of the stairs on 20th Street and 10th Avenue eating lunch on a break from school.
“I was alone,” he said. “That was the day I went to lunch by myself.” “It’s usually a peaceful area. Something you wouldn’t expect there.”
His mother was at work when the police called her. She says when I got to the hospital he was awake, but he was asking the same question over and over again.
“I was really afraid, you know, of him having brain damage or something, but thank God by the next day, you know, his memory was a lot better,” said Linda Maddy.
Ethan Maddy had some cerebral hemorrhage, but his doctors told him his prognosis was good.
“Although I feel safe walking around Chelsea, I want to see more of the police presence,” his mother said. “There are a lot of people who are struggling with mental health who are not getting the help they need.”
She urges other students to stay in groups. They both said stay alert.