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Homeless Woman Assaulted with Umbrella in Financial District, Cops Say

By Andrea Swalec on July 17, 2013 8:29am 

 A homeless woman reported an assault in the Financial District July 13, 2013.
A homeless woman reported an assault in the Financial District July 13, 2013.
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MANHATTAN — A man slugged a homeless woman in the face with an umbrella near Wall Street early Saturday morning after accusing her of denting his car, police said.

The 53-year-old woman told 1st Precinct officers a stranger picked a fight with her on the sidewalk outside the diner Rockwell's at 105 Broad St. after 1 a.m. Saturday, asking why she damaged his vehicle.

The man walked away from the woman but then grabbed an umbrella from the ground and struck her, cutting her left cheek, she told police.

The man called 911 to report vandalism of his vehicle, but he had fled by the time police arrived, cops said.

It wasn't clear what the woman told police in response to the vandalism report.

The man accused of assaulting the woman stands 5-foot-8 and drives a tan vehicle, police said. No arrest had been made as of Tuesday.

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