Located at 136 West 3rd street near Washington Square, a beating which occurred at a Greenwich Village McDonalds has sparked debate on how far is too far with regards to self-defense.
This Greenwhich Village McDonalds beating began on Thursday, October 13th, as 24 year old Denise Darbeau of Queens and 24 year old Rachel Edwards of Brooklyn slapped Rayon McIntosh, a McDonalds employee, in the face from across the counter after he scanned their $50 bill four authenticity as they were purchasing food from the fast food establishment.
However, as Mr. McIntosh swung back at the two, both Darbeau preceded to jump over and around the counter to further assault Mr. McIntosh. As the two approached McIntosh behind the restaurant counter, he reached for a metal rod and began beating back the two female attackers.
McIntosh, a convicted murderer, proceeded to beat the women repeatedly in intervals. While acting initially in self-defense, many feel that the extent of his force was excessive. He is currently being held on $40,000 bail and is facing charges of felony assault and criminal possession of a weapon.
Darbeau, who suffered a fractured skull and broken arm, and Edwards, who suffer a deep cut to the face, will both be charged with menacing, trespassing, and disorderly conduct.