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A 22 year old Bronx NY woman got her face slashed, all because she tried to pet a dog without asking first.

According to police, the incident happened on a city bus in the Bronx. Candace McCowan, 22, reportedly went over to another passenger's dog and tried to pet the service dog.

That's when things went terribly wrong. Police say the dog owner apparently got mad and slashed the woman in the face.

"She slashed my face because I went to go touch her service dog," the Candace told the local news.

Candace was slashed four times - twice in the face. Her friend, a 20-year-old woman, was slashed in the left arm and needed 12 stitches.

Surveillance video showed the women hurrying off the bus and running to Lincoln Hospital, which is right across the street from the bus stop.

The NYPD is still searching for the suspect and released a surveillance photo.

Here's a pic of the alleged slasher:


Here's the local news report: