'You're it!': Man clubs woman with barricade in sadistic game of 'tag'

February 26, 2019 - 1:34 pm

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) – Cops are searching for a man who struck a woman with a metal barricade and yelled “you’re it!” in what he reportedly thought was a game of "tag."

The attack unfolded late last month near Bleecker and Elizabeth streets in NoHo, according to the NYPD.

A 26-year-old woman was walking along when a man in his 20s randomly dragged a metal police barricade across the street towards her.

Cops say he lifted the barricade and clubbed her across the back with it. He then reportedly yelled: “Tag, you’re it!”

Police sources told the Daily News that the unhinged man appeared to think he was playing a game with the woman.  

The woman suffered a laceration but refused medical attention.

Police released surveillance video of the suspect Tuesday.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS.