The maniac, who slashed the head of an 82-year-old Upper West Side bouncer last year, was sentenced Thursday to five years in prison for the unprovoked assault, prosecutors said.
Deashe Calhoun, 22, who pleaded guilty to the bloody assault in July, will also be under custody as part of his sentencing in Manhattan Criminal Court three years after his release.
Calhoun, using the pronouns “he/him,” indiscriminately attacked Hubert Meulens with a machete on the morning of September 7, 2022 on Stone Street and Broadway – leaving the bouncer with a fractured skull and 11 stab wounds.
Calhoun also pumped bear spray into Meulens’ eyes after the cut and then proceeded to renew his MetroCard at MTA headquarters, police officers said.
At the time of the attack, Calhoun was at large, police said, although he had been arrested seven times, several with deadly weapons or knives.
Calhoun was released just days earlier after a threatened arrest on Aug. 25 in which he followed a 31-year-old man and displayed a machete but did not use it, sources said.
A police source called Calhoun a “maniac” who was known to carry sharp instruments, including machetes.
Meulens, a Curacao immigrant and former Pace University-trained accountant, was working at the time to care for his wife, a retired nurse who, according to his son Peter Marcel, was suffering from cancer, diabetes and dementia.
Marcel said last year he felt his father had been a “soft target” for crime.
“I tell him every night, be careful on the trains and on the street,” said Marcel.
“There are a lot of zombies on the trains that are very unpredictable and irrational. It is not treated. Unfortunately, my fears have come true.”
Meulens said he was “not angry” about the attack, but was “surprised” that Calhoun wasn’t in prison at the time.
Calhoun was being held on $500,000 bail after his arraignment, a relief for Meulens.
“[He] needs to be kept away from society for an extended period of time,” Meulens told the Post on September 8, 2022 from his hospital bed.
Meulens did not respond to calls left by The Post on Thursday.
Calhoun’s attorney, Julie Fry, did not immediately respond to a request for comment.