Lesbians locked up in W. Village beating http://www.nydailynews.com/front/story/444871p-374546c.html Seven women were held in the brutal attack on an amorous Village street vendor. A gang of petite but ornery lesbians pummeled and stabbed a DVD bootlegger in the West Village early yesterday after he tried to pick up one of the women - and then spat on her when she rebuffed his advances, police and witnesses said. Wayne Buckle, 28, was jumped by the women at 2 a.m. in front of the IFC movie theater on Sixth Ave. after allegedly cursing a 19-year-old gay woman because she rejected him. "She's my girl, and no one hits on my girl!" one of the women yelled during the bloody beatdown, a police source said. The women - all from Newark, NJ - whipped Buckle with belts before 4-foot-11 Patreese Johnson allegedly stabbed him in the belly with a steak knife, police said. "He called us [homophobic slur] and he said he was going to f- us all," one of the women said hours later as cops led the seven suspects out of the 6th Precinct stationhouse. "He spit on us and threw a cigarette," another woman said. "This is a hate crime." Buckle, a fixture on W. Third St. and Sixth Ave., was in critical but stable condition at St. Vincent's Hospital Manhattan's intensive care unit with tubes snaking into his mouth and his eyes swollen shut. Witnesses said Buckle, who lives in Queens, had approached Johnson as the Newark women walked by the movie theater, witnesses said. When Buckle hit on Johnson, she explained that she wasn't interested in men. Apparently offended, he spat on her, witnesses said. Moments later, Johnson's six friends - ranging in age from 18 to 31 - pounced, police said. Johnson allegedly pulled a knife and stabbed Buckle. "He was in agony. He was bleeding a lot," said Diego Rodriguez, 60, who works at a nearby newsstand and called 911. "He made the mistake of spitting at one of them. They beat him up bad with belts, kicked and punched him." Johnson allegedly tossed the knife under a nearby car as the group sprinted toward W. Fourth St., where they were apprehended by cops, police said. All the women were charged with gang assault and criminal possession of a weapon. They were awaiting arraignment last night.