Suspect Photo Issued in Mall Parking Fracas
Cherry Hill Police have released pictures of a second suspect in a weekend biting incident in the parking lot of the Cherry Hill Mall.
Tonya Knight-Joseph, 42, tells 6 ABC she was bitten in the finger by a woman who started screaming at her after Joseph pulled into a parking spot on Saturday afternoon. "All of a sudden, I must have been pushing the initial attacker away and she bit down on my finger and proceeded to chomp. By the time I looked at it, it was hanging off by a little piece of skin," said Knight-Joseph.
The two women ran into Nordstrom's after the incident according to Cherry Hill Police. Joseph was hospitalized. She was released from Cooper University Hospital on Monday afternoon according to 6 ABC.
Cherry Hill Police are now looking for a second woman described on their Facebook page as black female, wearing a light colored shirt, a dark jacket and sunglasses.
The biting suspect is described as a heavy-set black female in her mid-thirties with “bushy” hair possibly driving an older model, dark colored Audi sedan and faces aggravated assault charges according to the Philadelphia Inquirer.
Joseph, meanwhile, faces the prospect of the possible amputation of her finger and being out of work for 3 months. She tells the Philadelphia Inquirer doctors are worried about infection and concerned her finger may not heal properly.
Anyone with information regarding this incident should contact Cherry Hill Police at (856) 488-7828
- Search underway for suspects in finger-biting attack in Cherry Hill Mall parking lot / 6 ABC
- Woman attacked at Cherry Hill Mall worries she'll lose finger / Philadelphia Inquirer