ERIE, Pa. (KDKA) — A woman was attacked by a man with a box cutter while she was walking to work at an Erie pharmacy.READ MORE: Pittsburgh Police Investigating Threat Made Toward Pittsburgh Central Catholic
Whitnie Sullivan, 21, was walking across the parking lot of a Walgreens in Erie on July 3 when a man slashed her face and neck with a box cutter.
GoErie.com reports that witnesses saw the suspect, 30-year-old Steveland Robinson, panhandling near the front entrance of the Walgreens before the attack. Witnesses later saw Robinson standing over Sullivan while she screamed for help.
Robinson was taken into custody and is facing multiple charges.READ MORE: 'You Are Not Alone:' Mother Of Domestic Violence Victim Challenging Men To Speak Up
Sullivan’s sister, Ashley Wiggins, set up a Facebook group to post updates on Sullivan’s condition.
Wiggins wrote a surgeon told them the cut on Sullivan’s neck came within 2 millimeters of killing her, but Sullivan is expected to make a full recovery.MORE NEWS: State Senator Pat Stefano Introduces Legislation To Expand Pennsylvania's Castle Doctrine Law
A GoFundMe page has been set up to raise money for bills and other expenses.