Alleged Homophobic Fatso Keith Patron Charged With Hate Crime In West Village Slashing

An arrest has been made in an assault on a McDonald's patron who was slashed with a razor blade by a plus-size perp last week -- and because the suspect allegedly threw some gay slurs around during the attack, he's being charged with a hate crime, which makes the charges considerably more serious.

The suspect: 44-year-old Keith Patron.

The weigh in: 350-plus pounds.

According to authorities, about 7 p.m. Wednesday, Patron and the victim, 24-year-old Jamar McLeod, got into an argument at a McDonald's on West 3rd Street that's notorious for violent brawls.

Prior to the brawl, authorities say Patron made an anti-gay slur directed at McLeod.

During the fight, Patron allegedly slashed the McLeod on the face, arm, back, and neck with a razor blade. He then fled -- slowly, presumably.

The victim was taken to Bellevue Hospital, where he received stitches.

Patron has been charged with assault as a hate crime.

This same McDonald's has been the scene of several crimes as of late -- on St. Patrick's Day, a group of drunks brawled with another group of drunks. The fight was videotaped and posted on YouTube.

Check it out below.

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