2006_02_mysteryman.jpgA couple days after an Eastern European man appeared at the Eighth Avenue and 42nd Street subway station looking beaten up, police still don't really know that much about his case. Police say that the man was burned, bound and tortured, and probably held in the trunk of a Lincoln Town Car, but the man still hasn't spoken yet - he's been communicating with the cops by writing and drawing. The man is recovering at Bellevue, but Gothamist wonders if the police will make him retrace his steps when he's healthier - they might be able to pull surveillance tapes from neighboring areas.

And we're sort of reminded of the hoax by a German man who emerged in England last year, only playing the piano.