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The Bobster
01-07-2016, 04:22 PM
http://nypost.com/2016/01/07/man-attacked-with-womans-high-heel-in-bloody-new-years-fight-over-cab/

Man attacked with woman’s high heel in bloody New Year’s fight over cab
By Megan McGibney, Jamie Schram and Natalie Musumeci
January 7, 2016 | 4:43pm

A 23-year-old man who hailed a cab early on New Year’s Day in Manhattan was bashed in the head with a woman’s high heel shoe and placed in a chokehold by a couple who wanted to get in that same taxi, law enforcement sources said.

The Westchester man flagged down a cab in front of 255 W. 14th Street in Chelsea at around 4:40 a.m. on Jan. 1 when he got into a dispute with Krista Zuniga, 24, and Edwin Sanchez, 33, over the taxi.

Sanchez of the East Village allegedly punched the victim in the face and head and Zuniga of Morningside Heights repeatedly hit him with her high heel shoe, cutting his head.

Sanchez then put the victim in a chokehold, causing the man to lose consciousness, according to a criminal complaint.

The high heel attack left the victim hospitalized and with 14 staples to his head, cops said.

The attackers were arrested and Sanchez was charged with assault, attempted assault, and second-degree strangulation while Zuniga was charged with attempted assault.

Sanchez was held on $25,000 bail and Zuniga was held on $20,000 bail.

Zungia was arrested in 2013 on conspiracy charges to sell narcotics. Sanchez, on the other hand, has 19 prior arrests for narcotics sale and possession, resisting arrest, and numerous assaults among other crimes, sources said.

A law enforcement source called both suspects “complete savages and career criminals.”