Two men allegedly brutally beat a construction worker in New York City’s Hells Kitchen neighborhood over the weekend while out partying, according to WPIX. The men, Veton Balidemaj and Klevis Vulaj, found their way onto a private construction site just west of Midtown Manhattan late Friday night/early Saturday morning, when the worker asked the pair to leave the work area.
“We’re out here partying and you’re out here working like a n—-r,” one of the men allegedly said, adding: “What are you going to do about it, n—-r?”
One of the duo allegedly then tackled the construction worker and punched him multiple times, court documents show, while another kicked the victim.
The unnamed 48-year-old worker suffered a fractured orbital bone and several lacerations to his head, according to court records. Balidemaj and Vulaj were subsequently arrested and charged with assault as a hate crime after police caught up with the pair and they were arraigned Saturday in Manhattan Criminal Court.
The changed men are expected to be back in court Feb. 14.
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