A woman is now facing urgent surgery because she said an acquaintance attacked her and bit off a large portion of her nose.
“I’m 28 years old and I don’t have a nose anymore,” said Tatiana, a wife and mother who has trouble talking about the moment last Thursday when she says a woman sitting with her in backyard jumped her and yanked her to the ground.
“I didn’t have time to react, to push her away,” she said. “I think I was trying to fight back but I couldn’t. All I could remember was the taste of the blood in my mouth”
Tatiana, who has asked us to hide her identity, said she’d gone out to a bar wither neighbor and Jessica Collins, who was staying at her neighbor’s home.
She said they returned to her house, Collins demanded alcohol and cigarettes. When Tatiana said she refused and told Collins to leave, the 41 year old attacked her…and swallowed the piece of nose she bit off.
Collins is charged with misdemeanor assault-bodily injury. She’s out on bond.
Constable Mark Herman of the Harris County Police, said, “I’ve seen a lot. I’ve seen other parts bit off. It does happen. This case here is probably the first we’ve had in four or five years but it does happen.”
Tatiana, who doesn’t have health insurance, now faces extensive surgery she said doctors told her she needs to have in the next couple of weeks or it will become more complicated as the wound heals. She wants Collins to stay away.
“I don’t know what to do,” she said.
Friends of Tatiana have established a GoFundMe account to help with the cost of the surgery.