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Man Arrested for Metal Travel Mug Beating Over Stolen Massage Gig: NYPD

By Allegra Hobbs | August 25, 2017 6:28pm | Updated on August 28, 2017 8:53am
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The suspect, who goes by "Charlie," attacked a man he knew with a metal travel mug, police said.
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QUEENS — Police arrested a man who was caught on video beating another man with a metal travel cup for stealing his massage gig, according to authorities.

Heping Cheng, 38, was arrested Friday and charged with two counts of assault in relation to the July 19 incident at the New World Mall on Roosevelt Avenue near Main Street, police said.

Cheng, who goes by "Charlie," is seen on video pummeling the 30-year-old victim in a spa in the mall after the victim stole a massage client from him, police said.

The victim received a cut to his head and was treated New York-Presbyterian Queens, according to authorities. 

Cheng was still awaiting arraignment as of Friday evening, records show.