Manhattan rampage suspect asks for mother after being held without bail

The accused Manhattan madman who launched a violent weekend rampage asked if he could speak to his mommy after being ordered held without bail Monday.

“Am I able to contact my mother?’’ asked suspect Bryan Thompson — who allegedly injured 10 people and carjacked two vehicles in an hourlong crime spree — at the end of his Manhattan Criminal Court arraignment.

Thompson’s lawyer, Evan Rock, replied that he would set something up between the pair.

Thompson, 43, of Atlantic City, NJ, is accused of randomly battering a slew of straphangers, strolling tourists, drivers and other innocent unsuspecting New Yorkers with a wooden club between around 6:30 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday from TriBeCa to Chelsea.

“In the span of about an hour, the defendant used part of a tree trunk and another hard wooden object to commit a series of crimes,’’ Assistant District Attorney Marissa Carro told Judge Michael Frishman during the live-streamed hearing, in which Thompson appeared on video from a jail room.

“In one of the incidents, the defendant beat the victim, an Uber driver, multiple times in the head to steal his car,” Carro said in seeking $200,000 cash bail or $600,000 bond for Thompson.

“The defendant also used the wooden object to beat three people while [they were] waiting on a subway platform’’ and an MTA worker after the suspect climbed the Canal Street station’s stairs, the ADA said.
Thompson suddenly interjected, “That’s all wrong!

“I was going home!’’ he claimed. “I was trying to get on the train, but the MTA guy … ”

The judge asked the suspect to be quiet, prompting Thompson to  reply, “Yes, Sir.’’

Thompson, also asked to close the door to his jail room to keep the noise down, said he couldn’t because of his shackles.

“I got some waste in my nose that I’m trying to get out,’’ he added. “It’s irritating the heck out of me.’’

Thompson’s lawyer asked the judge to order a psych exam for his client.

When the judge asked him why, Rock replied, “My conversations with my client were, clearly showed me he had a break with reality, Judge.

“His conversations … client’s appearance, things of that nature,’’ the lawyer said.

The judge ordered the exam — while going even beyond what prosecutors asked for in terms of bail and remanding Thompson.

In arguing for the high bail, the ADA noted that during Thompson’s alleged spree, he “robbed another driver of his car, and then he drove around the city for a period of time.

“When he was finally apprehended, the police asked the defendant to pull over. He refused.

“He ultimately crashed into a police vehicle’’ and continued to resist arrest, Carro said.

She said that while Thompson “does not have a criminal record … given the defendant’s behavior, he already shows he does not listen to orders or directives.”
The judge  ordered Thompson remanded at least till his next court date, Jan. 19.

The suspect faces four counts of assault in the second degree, two counts of robbery in the first degree and two counts of criminal mischief in the third degree.

Law-enforcement sources said Thompson has one sealed arrest in New York City. It is unclear what for.

Records show he also was charged in 2007 in Camden County, NJ, for passing bad checks and pleaded guilty and got probation a year later.

*story by The New York Post