Man Makes Anti-Gay Remarks, Slashes Victim with Razor Blade in Manhattan McDonald’s


Police are searching for a man seen above on surveillance footage in a McDonald's in Manhattan's Greenwich Village, MyFoxNY reports:

Police say a 22-year-old man was attacked with a razor blade inside the restaurant on West 3rd Street on Wednesday evening. Police say the suspect made anti-gay remarks to the victim at about 7 p.m.  It turned physical and then the suspect took out a blade.

He slashed the victim in the face, back, neck and elbow before running away. The victim was taken to Bellevue Hospital and required multiple stitches for his injuries.

The suspect is black, 35-40 years old, 5'9" to 5'10" and weighs between 300-350 pounds. Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers hotline at 800-577-TIPS.  Police say that all calls will be kept confidential.

This particular McDonald's has been the site of many problems and fights. In March there was a plan to add off-duty police officers at the location.

This is also the McDonald's where Damian Furtch, a gay waiter, was brutally assaulted in March of 2011.


  1. ratbastard says

    Let me clean up this story a little:

    Cops are on the look out for a morbidly obese middle age, homeless, black McDonald’s fan with a short fuse, who easily resorts to violence to win/end arguments. Suspect should be considered armed and dangerous.

    People should avoid ‘looking at’ or otherwise antagonizing such folks. It’s Living In Urban Areas 101.

  2. hornlongjohn says

    Hmmm, Human trash at McDonald’s, shocking. As nasty as this is, it’s probably similar to what the food does to you on the inside. Decent people should stop going to this place

  3. Francis says

    Sad. I wonder if this was a general fight where this fat idiot used a gay slur which escalated the situation or a hate crime where this fat idiot attacked a gay man/man he thought was gay indiscriminately. In either case, you would have to think after reading the countless issues this one McDonald’s has had throughout the years that something would be done, but I guess not.

  4. daws says

    Why on earth would you go there if it’s so bad that they’re considering keeping cops nearby??? Seriously, McDonald’s is not worth getting stabbed/cut/shot for.

  5. Reppin2 says

    I love McDonbalds. Out generation grew up with it. Its not a place to eat every day of course….but its good “fast food”. So shut up about McDonalds already. Haters.

  6. Fenrox says

    Wow. Not much racism, surprising!

    That area is totally dangerous and yeah, as ratbastard said, you do not engage! In NYC, nothing else matters if crazy can be used to describe a person, get away!

  7. Disgusted American says

    as a older black women in her 60’s I work with says – these young bastards DONT know thier own History of Intolerance and Bigotry, both black and spanish….so, since they’re Ignorant of thier own peoples treatment by others – they do it to others

  8. Anders says

    I live a block from that McDonald’s, and it is frightening. Needs to be shut down. All sorts of crap is happening there at all hours, and it makes the sidewalks unsafe. Because it sits on top of the West 4th stop, all sorts of random people come in and out, and f*ck up an otherwise decent area. Find some other place to lounge around and harass innocent passersby.

  9. Walt says

    I live right around the corner from this McDonald’s. It’s not in a bad neighborhood, but as the article states, it has been the site of quite a few fights and problems. For whatever reason, it is a magnet for riff-raff.I’ve been saying for years that they need to shut it down.

  10. Gregoire says

    That McDonalds, in particular, is disgusting. Only reason to go into that sewer is a pang of hunger after a bar crawl at 4 a.m.

  11. DeeVee says

    Another horrid thing to happen at this particular McDonald’s — I’ve always felt that this specific restaurant has been a hellhole. The times that did go in (ok, I admit it, maybe it was all that salt, sugar and red french fry boxes but uh) the worst of the worst seem to always be there, no matter what time of day — customers were incredibly rude (and in this case) violent toward the staff. It does need to be gotten rid of.

  12. Yupp says

    That particular mcDonald’s is BAD at night. I wish that out-of-towner Andrew Belonsky would drop in regularly, full of vicious gay insults for everybody. Then it’ll just be a matter of time..

  13. Shut It Down says

    Given the history of violent incidents at that location, why isn’t Bloomberg rushing in to shut it down? You KNOW that if it were a gay bar, it would’ve been shut down long ago.

    Also, I think this account understates the level of physical engagement that occurred. NY Daily News reports that one of the couple swung at the assailant and missed, and the other one whom he insulted actually kneed the man in the groin before the guy pulled out his razor.

    I hate the thought of a young man being insulted, accosted, and slashed with a razor, but it does serve as a reminder that if you get involved in a physical altercation, you have to be prepared for it to escalate. In other words, don’t bring a nail file to a razor fight.

    I hope this fat pig gets poked and toasted before he can get out of town though.

  14. ratbastard says

    @Shut it Down,

    Nice and diplomatically said.

    Guys: If you aren’t prepared to get into a physical fight and possibly get stabbed or shot, don’t give attitude and talk smack with strangers. I’m not saying that’s what the young man slashed did here, but just saying.

  15. Stubborn Facts says

    A little follow-up reporting would reveal that the guy who got cut is just out of prison after serving a four-year sentence for armed robbery. Maybe not quite as innocent or sympathetic a figure after all.

  16. ratbastard says

    Jamar McLeod, 24 5′-6″ tall, 180lbs was with his transgendered GF [they had just picked up hormonal therapy meds] before heading back to Bushwick [*sigh*], is the victim.

    BTW: A lot of the stuff you hear about homosexuality, bisexuality and cons/ex-cons is 100% true.