A black man tried to help a drunk white guy who stumbled into his table at a West Village, New York restaurant - but wound up knocking him out cold for shouting a racist slur, cops said.
The New York Post reports that Douglas Reddish, 25, was eating with his girlfriend at Benny’s Burritos on Greenwich Avenue on Friday at 5:50 p.m. when a soused Austin Dewan, 31, knocked into their outdoor table.
Reddish helped steady Dewan while waiters rushed over to shoo away the drunk man.
'This n...;.r wants to fight me', the belligerent Dewan roared, cops said.
That’s when Reddish clocked him with such force that Dewan fell backward and landed on the sidewalk - with his head cracking against the concrete curb, cops said.
When Reddish saw the blood oozing, he fled the scene, leaving his girlfriend behind, police said.
Police arrested him blocks away and charged him with misdemeanor assault, which carries up to a year in prison.
Earlier, Dewan staggered to Johnny’s Bar on Greenwich Avenue and fell into the arms of a woman smoking out front, she told The Post.
He launched into a weepy diatribe about his wife leaving him and about his 'job at Goldman Sachs', she said.
Goldman Sachs spokesperson Andrea Raphael, however, said: 'While it was reported that the man who was punched in the incident in the West Village last night was possibly an employee of Goldman Sachs, we have no record of him ever being employed at Goldman Sachs'.
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