Ashley Dennis, 23, the stepdaughter of former Gov. David Paterson was arrested Saturday after allegedly hitting her boyfriend, Brian McGuinness, 30, with a bottle
Ex-Gov. David Paterson's stepdaughter was busted Saturday after bashing her boyfriend over the head with a bottle during a fight in his West Village apartment, cops said.
Police said Ashley Dennis, 23, and Brian McGuinness, 30, had a violent tussle around 4:45 a.m. At one point during the clash, McGuinness choked the Ithaca College grad, police said.
Neighbors at the 122 MacDougal St. building described the fight as loud and bloody.
Super Pearl DiGeronimo, 60, said she thought somebody had been stabbed at the five-story walkup near Washington Square Park.
"There was blood on the floor, on the door handle, all over the hallway," she said. "I thought it was a murder."
McGuinness told police Dennis broke a bottle over his head, knocking him to the floor, and then repeatedly slammed his leg in the door until he lost consciousness, according to the criminal complaint.
He received three stitches at Beth Israel Medical Center, cops said.
"Hell hath no fury like a woman's scorn," DiGeronimo said. "The man must have done something to provoke that reaction."
A woman who would only give her name as Marie C. said she lives down the hall and woke up to the sound of smashing glass.
"I heard a guy saying, 'Help me, help me,'" she said. "Then he started saying, 'Fire, fire,' to get someone's attention. I knew it was serious."
The neighbor called police.
"He wasn't moving," she said. "He had two shoes on top of him like she kicked him out of the apartment and threw the shoes."
A police source said the two didn't appear to be intoxicated.
McGuinness was charged with criminal obstruction of breathing, a misdemeanor under the state's anti-choking law, authorities said. Dennis was charged with felony assault.
Police walked Dennis out of the 6th Precinct stationhouse several hours after her arrest. She was wearing a blue, floor-length dress with her hands cuffed behind her back, clutching her driver's license.
Paterson's son, Alex, 15, was taken into custody last year after he was caught shooting dice and holding someone else's debit card. The former governor said his son's friend had found the card and neither the pal nor Alex had tried to use it.
At her arraignment last night, Dennis was released on her own recognizance and ordered to stay away from McGuinness. She's due back in court on Dec.20.