ROME, N.Y. – Rome police are looking for a suspect accused of slashing a man across the face with a sharp object in a Burger King parking lot on Saturday, Jan. 23, around 8:15 p.m.
The victim told police he was driving west on Erie Boulevard near the intersection with South Madison Street when the suspect, who was standing in the median, starting throwing snowballs at his vehicle.
The victim turned into the Burger King parking lot where he claims the suspect approached his vehicle and assaulted him with a sharp object, leaving cuts on his face, nose, eye and left hand. When the victim got out of his vehicle, the suspect fled the scene toward Woodrow Avenue.
Police describe the suspect as a Black man, about 5-feet 7-inches or 5-feet 8-inches tall, who was wearing a black beanie and a gray jacket at the time of the incident.
Anyone with information should contact Det. Bryan Zoeckler at 315-339-7712 or Mohawk Valley Crime Stoppers at 1-866-730-8477 to leave an anonymous tip.