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Man drives wrong way striking bike thief, pedestrian in Midtown

HELL'S KITCHEN, Manhattan — A driver was arrested  Saturday after plowing into a bicycle thief and a pedestrian in Midtown while driving the wrong way, police sources said.

It started at around 5 p.m. when a man stole James Mansfield's high-end bi  ke after it was loaded into a van on West 50th Street near 8th Avenue, police said.

Mansfield, 47, chased after the man in his van — driving west on an eastbound street — and struck the bicycle thief and a 31-year-old pedestrian on 9th Avenue.

The pedestrian suffered minor cuts and the bicycle thief fled on foot, police said.

Mansfield faces reckless endangerment charges.