Man charged with hate crime in beating of 2 transgender women at NY McDonald's

March 20, 2017 | Courtesy of mic.com

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A Long Island man who beat two transgender women Friday outside a McDonald's in Queens, New York, has been arrested and charged with a hate crime.

According to DNA Info, 38-year-old Patrick O'Meara was reportedly heckling passersby at random before he spotted the women, who were entering a McDonald's in Queens' Jackson Heights neighborhood late Friday afternoon. O'Meara allegedly called them "bitches" and "faggots," throwing one woman to the ground before proceeding to punch and kick her.

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