The unidentified victim, who witnesses say lives in the neighborhood, was stopped by Juan Quispe, 20, and Samuel Lopez, 25 on the corner of Wilson Avenue and Menahan Street last Sunday morning around 5am, according to NYPD press officers. The twenty-something duo asked the victim if he could buy them a beer but the man refused.
According to the NY Post, the man told the would-be winos that he had a job and they should get one too.
Outraged by the suggestion, the pair began to pummel the victim and allegedly stabbed him in the eye, but no weapon was recovered at the scene. A passerby saw the attack and ran the bumbling duo off; they were caught minutes later by police from the 83rd Precinct.
The victim was taken to a nearby hospital and was listed in stable condition but may lose sight in his left eye.
Juan Quispe, who isn’t even old enough to buy a beer and currently has an immigration warrant out for his arrest, was charged with 1st degree felony assault. His bail has been set to $50,000. Lopez was charged with 2nd degree felony assault. Both men remain in custody.