Face of woman in New York City bitten in street attack by group of men

A New York woman said she felt she was being attacked by animals after a group of men approached her in Harlem, biting her in the face and breaking the skin, according to NBC New York.

The woman, 31, who has not been publicly identified, was also beaten, spat on and robbed during the attack, which took place near a liquor store in the Manhattan borough, NBC New York reported.

When she stopped by a liquor store in West Harlem around 6 p.m. Monday, the woman said the men wanted to buy her a bottle of wine, but she politely declined.

Video shared by the New York Police Department shows the men surrounding her outside the store, where she said they attacked her.

“I couldn’t believe it, it was like an animal. That’s the only way I can say it, it was like an animal,” the woman told NBC New York.

During the attack, when she was bitten and spat at, someone stole her $750 phone.

“I remember screaming to the top of my lungs, I kept saying ‘He bites me! He bites me!” she said. “He bit my eyebrow and then he just kept going, he kept opening his mouth to try to understand again.”

Since the attack, the woman told NBC New York that her thoughts are no longer “normal thoughts.”

“It was like they wanted to demote me by spitting and kicking me,” she said.

There is currently a $2,500 reward for information leading to the arrest of the woman’s attackers.

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