Woman Stabs Victim With Stiletto Heel in Fight at Gansevoort Hotel: Police

By Danielle Tcholakian on August 26, 2014 1:17pm 

 The rooftop of the Gansevoort Hotel in the Meatpacking District.
The rooftop of the Gansevoort Hotel in the Meatpacking District.
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MEATPACKING DISTRICT — A fight between two women in a club at the Gansevoort Hotel took a bloody turn when one stabbed the other in the thigh with a stiletto heel, police said.

Marie Thys, 24, and another woman got into an argument about 2 a.m. on Aug. 24 at one of the hotel's nightclubs, police said.

Thys "thrust" her stiletto into the woman's upper thigh, breaking the skin and leaving the victim bruised and bleeding, police said. It was not immediately clear if Thys was wearing the shoe at the time.

It was not immediately clear which of the two clubs within the hotel the incident took place at. An employee at Provacateur said the fight did not occur there as the club was closed that day. A daytime manager at the rooftop bar and lounge Plunge said he knew nothing about the fight, and a night manager could not immediately be reached.

Police said the victim was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment.

Thys was arrested at the scene and charged with assault with intent to cause physical injury and assault with a weapon.

An attorney for Thys declined to comment.

Other recent incidents in the 6th Precinct include:

► Police chased down a pair of muggers in Greenwich Village and found one carrying brass knuckles, the NYPD said.

Police said Nate Smiller, 25, and Walter Humphrey, 21, beat and robbed two men about 1:40 a.m. on Aug. 23 in front of the Comedy Cellar at 117 MacDougal St.

The victims, who were 26 and 31 years old, were both left with painful, swollen heads, police said. The thieves took off with the victims' wallets, containing two Bank of America credit cards, as well as a black iPhone 5 and a white iPhone 5C.

Officers caught Smiller and Humphrye nearby with all the stolen items, worth $1,200 in all, and found a pair of brass knuckles on Humphrey, police said.

The two men were charged with criminal possession of a weapon, robbery in the second degree and robbery that caused physical injury.

Information on Smiller's attorney was not immediately available. Humphrey's attorney did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

► Police arrested a 27-year-old man who rubbed up against a woman while she was trying to open the door to her West Village apartment building, the NYPD said.

Anthony Thomas approached the 28-year-old victim from behind at the entrance to her building on Grove Street about 4:40 a.m. on Aug. 23, police said.

He was charged with forcible touching and sexual abuse.

His attorney did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

A man used a cobblestone to smash the glass front door at high-end Village clothing boutique A.P.C. last week, police said.

Howard Parker, 50, broke the door of the shop at 267 W. Fourth St. about 2:30 a.m. Aug. 20, police said.

He also tried to smash the front door of Hotoveli at 271 W. Fourth St. but only managed to scratch and chip the glass windows, police said.

Parker told officers that he tried to burglarize the two stores because he needed to buy alcohol. 

A Hotoveli employee said the hop was still in the process of fixing the windows this week. A manager at A.P.C. did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Parker was charged with two counts of attempted burglary, police said.

Information on his attorney was not immediately available.

► A thief cut open a man's pants pocket and stole his phone as the man was sleeping on subway platform in the L, F and M station at Sixth Avenue and West 14th Street, police said.

Robert Bookard, 51, used a razor blade to slash the victim's pocket at 5:27 a.m. Aug. 21 and fled with the Samsung Galaxy S3 cellphone, police said.

Police found Bookard with the phone in one pocket and the razor blade in another, they said.

Bookard was charged with grand larceny, criminal possession of stolen property and criminal possession of a weapon. His attorney did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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