Manhattan, New York (The Weekly Vice) - Rayon Mcintosh, a 31-year-old New York man who used an iron rod to beat back two women who had jumped a McDonald's counter back in October has been cleared of his charges.
A few months ago we posted the dramatic video in which Mcintosh beat down two women who had hopped a McDonald's counter in an effort to chase him down.
Mcintosh was working a shift behind the register when the two women walked in and became angry because he questioned the authenticity of a $50 bill they handed him.
Mcintosh and both women were arrested in the beat down, but things are looking a little brighter for Mcintosh.
On Friday prosecutors announced that a grand jury has refused to indict Mcintosh on charges of felony assault and criminal possession of a weapon.
After studying the case and watching the video repeatedly over an 11 day period, the grand jury voted to dismiss the charges against Mcintosh.
"I think the grand jury had a lot of sympathy for him based on their view of the videotape and how the two women were behaving," said Mcintosh defense attorney, Theodore Herlich.
The two women involved - who both suffered injuries from the incident - continue to face charges for their parts.
Mcintosh was not in court to hear the grand jury's verdict. When the verdict was read, he was on a bus headed back to Rikers Island jail where he is still being held on $40,000 bail.
Prosecutors say a procedural complication prevented his immediate release.
Our previous story on this case can be read here.
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