TIMES SQUARE — A pair of pot-toting attackers sliced two women’s hands with a glass bottle, punched and kicked them after the victims told them they were lesbians, officials said.
Daquan Burns, 24, and Michael Bailey, 23, approached the women at the northwest corner of West 44th Street and Seventh Avenue around 5 a.m. on Oct. 30 and said, “Hey baby,” to one of them, according to police and the criminal complaint.
After one of the woman told the men she was a lesbian and said she was dating the other woman, the two men started punching and kicking the victims — both 23 years old — in the head and the chest, the Manhattan District Attorney's office said.
The men also repeatedly called the women “f---ing dy--s” and “lesbian b-----s" while cutting them with a glass bottle, the complaint said.
One of the women suffered a laceration to her hand that required three stitches, and the other received seven stitches for a cut to her pinky finger that may have left her with nerve damage, the DA’s office said.
Both women were taken to Beth Israel hospital for treatment, the NYPD said.
When officers arrested the attackers, they found 33 bags of marijuana in Bailey’s coat pocket and one bag of marijuana in Burns’ right knee pocket, the complaint said.
The two men were both charged with two counts of hate crime assault, two counts of hate crime attempted assault and one count of unlawful possession of marijuana, the DA’s office said.
Both men are currently being held at the Manhattan Detention Complex on $40,000 bail and are next scheduled to appear in court on Nov. 4, city Department of Correction records show.
Burns’ attorney did not immediately respond to request for comment Tuesday, and an attorney for Bailey declined to comment.