‘I need money for weed’ panhandler stabs his rival who holds an ‘I need money for beer‘ sign in Times Square… and the whole thing was witnessed by Alien and Predator
- Two panhandlers known as Weed Guy and Beer Guy, aka Justin Long and Wayne Semancik got in an altercation in Times Square on Friday night that ended with Long stabbing Semancik in the head with a pen
- Two witnesses, one dressed as Alien and the other as Predator, were questioned by police
- Long was arrested and Semancik treated for lacerations to his face at the scene
By Alex Greig
Justin Long, a panhandler also known as ‘Weed Guy’ who carries a sign around Times Square that states ‘I need money for weed’, has stabbed another panhandler, ‘Beer Guy’ (‘I need beer’, says Wayne Semancik’s sign) in the head with a pen on Friday night.
The whole sorry incident was witnessed by two men, who despite being dressed as Alien and Predator, respectively, turned out to be credible witnesses.
Times Square is always a little weird, with its flashing billboards blinding you, throngs of tourists, and fortunately for Beer Guy, lots of police officers.
Turf war: Justin Long, AKA Weed Guy, stabbed Wayne Semancik, AKA Beer Guy in the head with a pen in Times Square on Friday night
Beer Guy became enraged. ‘When you spit in my face, darling, I’m going to hit you,’ Beer Guy told NY1.
‘So the man, he pulled out a pen because I was hitting him, and he started stabbing me in the face, and I have five stab wounds in my face right now.’
Weed Guy’s actions stand in stark contrast to his fellow mellow stoners, indicating he was perhaps not having a successful evening.
Police arrested Justin Long, aka Weed Guy, and Semancik was treated for lacerations to his face at the scene.
It isn’t known what Long will be charged with yet, but according to Alien and Predator, the dispute was some kind of turf war.
If Weed and Beer can’t get along, at least there’s some kind of truce between Alien and Predator