(Meredith) -- A New York woman said she needed 44 stitches to close a gash on her face after a man slashed her with a razor blade in broad daylight.
Dana Sagona, 31, told the New York Post she was waiting for a Lyft outside her friend's Brooklyn home on Sunday when a man approached her and called her pretty.
"You pretty. Are you scared?” the suspect said, according to WNYW-TV.
When Sagona tried to walk away, the man allegedly slashed her left cheek and punched her so hard she fell to the ground.
🚨WANTED for ASSAULT: On February 3 around 7:45 am a suspect approached a female victim in the vicinity of Boerum St & White St in Brooklyn where he slashed her in the face after engaging her in conversation. If you have any info, call @NYPDTips at 800-577-TIPS. pic.twitter.com/1l92Hvzz9Y— NYPD NEWS (@NYPDnews) February 6, 2019
According to the Post, the suspect ran off with the woman's purse containing her phone, keys, credit cards and a $130 MetroCard.
Sagona was treated at Woodhull Medical Center.
Anyone with information about the suspect is urged to call NYPD Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS.