Police arrested a 31-year-old woman Monday night in the brutal slashing of another woman Friday in Hempstead.
Sandra Appiah, 31, of Hempstead, confronted a 25-year-old woman who was sitting in her car at the corner of Rutland Road and Jerusalem Avenue in Hempstead on Friday, slashing her in the face and left breast, Nassau police said.
Appiah, of Seabury Street, then fled to another vehicle, police said. When the slashing victim reached into Appiah's car in an attempt to stop her from fleeing, police said Appiah drove away "at a high rate of speed" -- dragging the woman for about 125 feet, before the victim fell to the pavement.
The victim was taken to Nassau University Medical Center, where police said she required 40 stitches to close the wound to her face and 15 more to close the wound to her breast.