NEW YORK (PIX11) — The manager of a Washington Heights clothing store appealed for help Saturday to find the man who slashed her in the middle of the face. Desteny Cabrera, 22, told NEWS10’s sister station in New York City that the attack was unprovoked.

“He asked me if I knew who he was and I said, ‘No,'” Cabrera said. “Then he cut me and ran.”

Surveillance footage showed Cabrera running to the door of Stephx Designs on Audubon Avenue with her face bloodied. She yelled at people outside to call 911. An ambulance raced her to Harlem Hospital Trauma Center.

“The whole tip of my nose was completely detached,” Cabrera said from her hospital bed. “I immediately went to surgery.”

The surveillance video showed Cabrera sitting down and looking at her cellphone by the store’s register shortly after 3 p.m. Friday when the man entered the shop and approached her.

“He definitely aimed for my face,” Cabrera said. “I wasn’t wearing a mask.”

Cabrera said she doesn’t know why she was targeted. “I do not know why anyone would do this,” she added.

A review of surveillance footage from the past week revealed the suspect had shown up several times before. “Security cameras show he went the week before, and I wasn’t there,” Cabrera said. “He was looking for me.”

Police are looking for this man in connection with a slashing inside a Washington Heights clothing store on March 26, 2021.

Cabrera said she normally works six days a week. “I literally go to work and go home every day,” she said.

Detectives went to Cabrera’s hospital room Friday to speak with her. When asked about her recovery, Cabrera said she has to breathe through her mouth. “It’s hard to breathe,” she added.

A friend, meanwhile, started a crowdfunding initiative to help her with hospital bills and future reconstructive surgery.