Caution: Sushi face picture at bottom of post! It's really not that bad a pic, though.
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/ny_c...in_stat-2.htmlAn angry sushi chef was accused of treating another motorist like a California roll, slicing him up on a Staten Island highway, in a road rage incident caught on an NYPD highway patrol camera.
Both drivers pleaded not guilty to first-degree assault charges in Richmond County Criminal Court, where bail was set at $20,000 for the chef, Yao Zhou, 35, and a judge released Jack Zaiback, 23, with no bail.
The men were driving on the West Shore Expressway when something triggered their tempers around 10:30 a.m.
The highway hotheads pulled onto the highway shoulder, where they were found rolling around on the ground by Highway Patrolman Gerald Sheehan.
"He [Zhou] sliced [Zaiback] up on the forehead like a professional," said Zaiback's lawyer Alex Grosshtern. "His skin just came off."
Patrolman Sheehan, who caught much of the fracas on a camera mounted on his car, separated the two, seizing a sushi knife from Zhou, who is accused of slashing Zaiback in the face, head and body.
Zaiback is accused of pounding Zhou in the face with closed fists and causing a cut over Zhou's eye.
http://wcbstv.com/topstories/sushi.r....2.916482.html"I thought I was dying," Jack Zaiback said. "I actually said a couple of prayers in the EMS."
One minute Zaiback was driving to work; the next, he said, he was fighting off a knife-wielding sushi chef.
"What he did to Mr. Zaiback was he treated him like a slab of tuna. I'll put it that way," attorney Alex Grosshtern said.
Zaiback, 23, was commuting from Brooklyn to a cell phone store he owns in New Jersey when he crossed paths with 37-year-old Yao Zhou and an incident of road rage went off the deep end.
The two men were driving south here on the Western Shore Expressway. Zaiback said he pulled over after accidentally cutting off Zhou. That's when he said Zhou started cutting him.
Zaiback said Zhou first approached the car, but when Zaiback tried exchanging license and insurance information, the attack began.
"He kept trying to reach for my neck and he actually got me right here," Zaiback said pointing. "He did it like seven, eight times."
Zaiback received 100 stitches.
Zhou's lawyer declined to speak on camera but told CBS 2 HD there are two sides to every story and, "the truth will come out in time."
He also had stitches to his ear, top of head and thumb.