Neighbors Want More Police After Another Fight at Greenwich Village McDonald's

The latest melee was caught on tape.

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    Some Greenwich Village residents are calling for more police officers in the neighborhood after a violent fight inside the same McDonald's restaurant where a worker beat two customers last fall and was captured on a video that quickly went viral. (Published Wednesday, Mar 21, 2012)

    Some Greenwich Village residents are calling for more police officers in the neighborhood after a violent fight erupted inside the same McDonald's restaurant where a worker beat two customers last fall.

    The fight last fall was captured on a video that quickly went viral. 

    The latest melee, which happened over the weekend, was also caught on video. It shows a man kicking another in the face and a friend of the assailant joining in to help tackle the victim.

    Now residents are once again calling for action by the NYPD.

    "I don't think there are enough beat cops," said Community Board 2 member Brad Hoylman.

    Hoylman said he's been trying to get more officers in the area since at least last October, when the video of the other attack at the same McDonald's went viral. In it, the cashier is seen beating a woman with a metal rod after she and her friend jump the counter to attack him.

    Charges against the worker, Rayon McIntosh, were later dismissed.

    "When there are incidents like this, it gives you pause, and it makes you think we do need more resources," said Hoylman. "We do need more beat cops, and that's what we're determined to do."

    Most people on the street Tuesday said violence wasn't common in the neighborhood. But Denzel Jones, who works in the area at night, said the difference between day and night can be considerable.

    "From 12 to 8, that's when stuff is different," said Jones. "You see stuff you don't see in the daytime."

    Police said assaults were down since last year in the 6th Precinct, but did not provide specific numbers. 

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