CBS New York, July 20, 2012
A 20-year-old woman from Ireland visiting New York City spoke out Friday about the brutal brick attack she suffered last weekend in the Bronx.
An unidentified assailant walked up and smashed Alisha Jordan in the face without warning. She is so afraid that she didn’t even want her face to be shown on T.V.
“Its completely ruined me. I used to be completely independent,” Jordan told CBS 2′s Lou Young in an exclusive interview.
Jordan nervously folded her hands as she spoke about the attack that changed her life and split the front of her skull. Last week, she was young, strong and self-assured, but now, Jordan is facing reconstructive facial surgery.
She gave Young a first-hand description of her assailant, who struck without warning.
“He was a tall, skinny, black male. Almost skinned hair to no hair and a small bit of facial hair — kinda was muttering to himself. You know, like there was something wrong with him,” Jordan said.
Jordan came to the United States to play Gaelic football in a local woman’s league and to enjoy a summer of sport and fun, but now she is devastated.