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Police: Woman’s Finger Was Nearly Bitten Off In N.J. Mall Fight

N.J. Mall Attack Suspect

A surveillance image of a woman wanted for allegedly biting and nearly severing a woman’s finger outside the Cherry Hill Mall in southern New Jersey. (Credit: CBS 2)

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CHERRY HILL, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — A dispute over a parking spot came to a violent and painful end this past weekend at the Cherry Hill Mall in southern New Jersey.

A woman who was captured by surveillance cameras was accused of biting and nearly severing another woman’s finger in the incident on Saturday afternoon.

Police responded at 4:43 p.m. Saturday to the Nordstrom’s parking lot at the mall for a parking quarrel between two drivers, CBS Philadelphia reported.

“Even during the holidays, when the parking is at a premium, we don’t see something like this,” Cherry Hill Police Lt. Amy Winters said.

According to police, the 42-year-old female victim dropped her friend off at Bahama Breeze and went to look for a parking spot, CBS Philadelphia reported.

Police said the victim was confronted by two women after she parked and got out of her car, CBS Philadelphia reported.

“She pulled in, she didn’t know that anybody else wanted that spot. There was no standoff,” Winters explained.

The fight quickly got physical, and police said one of the women bit the victim to the point where part of her finger was nearly cut off.

“She called 911. She went into the Nordstrom store, she continued to follow her, but lost sight of her,” Winters told CBS Philadelphia.

The woman was taken to Cooper University Hospital in Camden, N.J., where she was reported in stable condition Monday night, police said.

The suspect is described as a black woman in her mid-30s, with a heavy build and “bushy” hair, possibly operating an older model Audi sedan, dark in color, CBS Philadelphia reported.

Anyone with information in the incident was asked to call the Cherry Hill Police Department at (856) 488-7828.

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