A deranged attacker sprayed a lady within the face with a caustic substance on Staten Island Monday morning, yelling “Do you will have the time now, b—-?” police sources stated.
The 52-year-old sufferer was strolling alongside Woodrow Highway by Carlton Blvd. in Arden Heights, when one other lady approached her from behind at about 11:30 a.m.
“I didn’t know the particular person,” stated Lizzie Dunn. “She requested me for cigarette and I instructed her no.
“She then requested for cash and I instructed her no and sorry.”
The lady then paused for a number of seconds and yelled, “I wager you don’t have the time both!”
That’s when the lady grabbed Dunn by the shoulder, spun her round, sprayed her within the face and fled.
“She grabbed me from the hood of my coat and sprayed me with one thing that was very painful,” Dunn stated.
Dunn, who was strolling from her residence to a bus cease earlier than the assault, stumbled into Rocco’s Deli on Woodrow Highway, and requested somebody to name 911.
“There was like 9 cops right here, no joke, after which the ambulance, in fact,” stated a member of the family of the deli’s proprietor, who didn’t give her title.
Medics rushed her to Staten Island College Hospital, the place she was handled for third-degree burns to her face neck and left hand, she stated.
The docs nonetheless don’t know what sort of liquid hit her, Dunn stated.
“They’re attempting to determine it out. Some form of acid,” she stated. And she or he’s undecided if her accidents will scar over.
At first, Dunn thought the attacker seemed like a black man carrying an outsized coat, however she gave the impression of a lady, Dunn stated.
The attacker was about 5-foot-2 and 140 kilos, she stated.
“My eyes have been burning,” Dunn stated.
Cops are asking anybody with data to name Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS.