Lenny's Sandwich Staff Slashed Colleague's Throat Over Girlfriend, DA Says

By Shayna Jacobs on February 28, 2012 4:49pm 

A 24-year-old man was stabbed in the neck at Lenny's at 1024 Second Avenue on Feb. 26, 2012.
A 24-year-old man was stabbed in the neck at Lenny's at 1024 Second Avenue on Feb. 26, 2012.
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MANHATTAN CRIMINAL COURT — Two workers at a Lenny's sandwich shop in Midtown ganged up on a co-worker and slit his throat during a booze-fueled fight over one of the suspects' girlfriends, prosecutors said Tuesday.

The suspects, Octavio Gonzalez and Felix Sicajan, were drinking after their shift at the East 54th Street and Second Avenue eatery Sunday night when they got into a fight with another worker, according to the criminal complaint filed at their Tuesday arraignment.

The victim — who was not named — made a comment about Sicajan's girlfriend, prompting the two suspects to throw him to the ground, the complaint said.

"You're going to die tonight," they allegedly told him before pummeling, slashing him with a knife and fleeing the store shortly before 10:40 p.m.

The defendants were arraigned on charges of attempted murder and assault in Manhattan Criminal Court Wednesday morning.

Gonzalez, 30, was ordered held on $150,000 bail and Sicajan, 24, was held on $100,000. 

The victim needed 25 stitches to the left side of his neck and was bruised on his face, shoulders and back, according to the district attorney.

He was able to identify the suspects to police, prosecutors added.

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