Transgender Customer Slashed at Village McDonald’s

The suspect, still at large.
The suspect, still at large. Photo: NYPD

A pair of transgender women were attacked while attempting to use the ladies room at the West 3rd Street McDonald’s around 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Gothamist and DNAinfo are reporting. The suspect reportedly accosted the victims while they attempted to enter the restroom, shouting, “You’re using the wrong bathroom!” When they fled outside, he followed them and threw a punch, and one of the victimes — in badass fashion — punched back and kneed him in the groin. The suspect then took out a razor blade and reportedly slashed one of the women in her elbow, face, back, and neck; the victim wound up at Bellevue, and the suspect is at large and wanted for a hate crime. This isn’t the first time there’s been trouble at this particular Mickey D’s, you’ll recall: On St. Patrick’s Day, the location was the site of a massive brawl that prompted police to meet with the shop’s owner to discuss security. Might be time to have another sit-down. [Gothamist, DNAinfo via Daily Intel]