Woman slashed by purse-snatcher: 'I thought it was a joke'
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WPIX - "Leslie said in the process of him trying to take her purse, he 'knicked' her hand. That wound required nine stitches to close."

via WPIX:

NEW YORK -- (WPIX) -- A young woman who was slashed by a purse snatcher in South Street Seaport shared details about the attack with PIX11 News Tuesday and her call for the public to help find the attacker.

"At first I thought someone was trying to play a joke on me but then I saw the knife and realized it wasn't," Melissa Leslie recalled.

She was walking to meet friends along Water Street at about 7:45 p.m. Monday when a man came up from behind and ordered her to give him her purse.

She complied but then he pulled out a knife and held it to her throat.

"Pretty shaken up, pretty terrified," the 25-year-old bartender said.

FULL STORY: Woman slashed by purse-snatcher: 'I thought it was a joke' - WPIX

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