NYPD arrest dog owner who slashed woman's face for trying to pet her Yorkie

December 17, 2018 - 4:36 pm

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- Police have arrested a woman who slashed another bus rider who attempted to pet her Yorkie on a Bronx bus.

Shemema Young, 38, was arrested Tuesday and charged with felony assault, misdemeanor assault and criminal possession of a weapon.

Police said the dog owner got mad when the other woman, 22, tried to pet her white Yorkie -- who was in the woman's purse -- and proceeded to slash the woman.

The suspect, who police are looking for, pulled out a knife and slashed the other woman multiple times in the face and the head.

The victim was with another woman, and when she tried to intervene, the suspect proceeded to slash her on her left arm.

Both women were transported to Lincoln Hospital in stable condition. 

"My face is hurting, everything is just a blur to me," the 22-year-old said. 

The suspect, in her twenties, fled down 149th Street towards Grand Concourse.