Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Woman Bitten In Central Park Attack - Fights Off Assailant


By Geoffrey Croft

A 30-year-old woman was attacked last night in Central Park and bitten. 

The woman was in the park near West 102 Street and West Drive just before 9:30p.m. when she was grabbed from behind by a male black. The man tried reportedly tried to rip off the woman's blouse.  

They struggled and the assailant bit her left arm according to the police. 

The suspect said, "I will kill you,"  according to police.

She broke free and he fled.  

The victim told police she believed she was followed into the park.

She was treated at Harlem Hospital where she was treated for the bite. 

No arrests have been made. 

The perpetrator is described as between 20 to 30 years old, wearing a red flannel shirt, black shorts, white sneakers. 

Anyone with information on the case should contact the Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS, or text CRIMES and then enter TIP577, or visit www.nypdcrimestoppers.com.

The incident is one many recently reported crime in parks.

Two people were shot on Friday including a 3-year-old boy and a 36-year-old man inside Vidalia Park in the Bronx.

A 16-year-old girl was raped on Randall's Island after passing out while attending Electric Zoo.   She was found under a van. 31 people were also arrested at the event for various offences including two felonies.  

A 69-year-old woman was raped in Forest Park last Monday after being tasered.  

Crime in parks rose dramatically in the second quarter as compared to last year according to the latest crime data tracked in 31 of the City's largest parks by the city. 

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