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Reward offered in finger-bite attack in Cherry Hill Mall parking lot

Cherry Hill police are seeking information about this woman, suspected of biting another woman´s finger in a mall parking lot in a dispute over a parking space.
Cherry Hill police are seeking information about this woman, suspected of biting another woman's finger in a mall parking lot in a dispute over a parking space.

A $5,000 reward is being offered for information that leads to the arrest of a woman who bit another woman's finger -- nearly severing the digit -- in a fight over a parking space outside the Cherry Hill Mall.

In the March 8 incident, a 42-year-old Philadelphia woman was confronted by two other women after she pulled into a spot in a mall parking lot near Nordstrom. 

The altercation turned physical, and one of the women bit the victim's finger, nearly completely detaching it. Police say the woman was hospitalized for several days after the incident, and is continuing to receive treatment.

"There was a lot of blood," Tonya Knight told the Daily News earlier this month. She said she followed the two women who confronted her into Nordstrom after she called 911, but lost sight of them inside the mall. "I feel bad for Nordstrom's because it was all over the floor.

Officials said today that police and the mall are putting up a $5,000 reward for information about the assailant.

Police described the suspect as black, in her mid-30s, heavyset and having "bushy" hair. She was driving an older-model dark-colored sedan.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at 856-488-7833 or 856-488-7828.


Contact Emily Babay at 215-854-2153 or ebabay@philly.com. Follow @emilybabay on Twitter.

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