A New York City woman says a group on the city’s Lower East Side attacked her while she was shopping for clothes.
The attack occurred Sunday morning at a store in Bushwick, a Manhattan neighborhood, according to the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office.
The victim, who did not want to be identified, told police the group of five men attacked her as she walked past a men’s clothing store.
She was knocked to the ground and repeatedly punched, she told investigators.
She said one of the men told her he wanted to use the violence against her because she had made fun of him during the attack.
The suspect was described as black, between 25 and 35 years old, between 5-foot-10 and 5-feet-11, with a slim build and a bald head, according the NYPD.
The department did not release the identity of the suspect or the woman, but said the suspect was wearing a hoodie and gloves when the attack happened.