A Cartersville woman's arm was slashed Sunday by a man she said approached her from behind as she tried to unlock the front door of her Johnson Street home.
The victim, 40, told authorities she got home about 9:10 p.m. and had put her key into the door when "she felt an arm grab her left shoulder and spin her around," according to the Cartersville Police Department incident report, attached.
Scared, the woman said she lifted her left arm in a defensive manner and started screaming. Then she felt a sharp, serrated object slash her forearm, she told police.
The man, who she said had black hands with scarred or scabbed knuckles, fled on foot toward Gilmer Street. The woman was being treated at Cartersville Medical Center when police were notified of the incident.
The bleeding wound on the victim's forearm appeared to have been caused by a sharp-edged object, an officer reported, but apparently required no stitches. The woman could not remember if, before or during the attack, the man said anything or verbally threatened her.
Prior to pulling in her driveway, the victim saw a man who fit the attacker's description walking toward Gilmer from Douglas Street, she recalled.
She described the suspect as an African-American man about 6 feet tall wearing a dark-colored hoodie, blue jeans and "greyish" shoes.
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