She could hear her skin burning.
Bethany Storro was celebrating her new job when a stranger approached her and asked, “Hey pretty girl, do you want to drink this?”
The attacker tossed a cup full of acid in Storro’s face. Her skin immediately began to sizzle.
The 28-year-old from Vancouver, Wash. spoke publicly for the first time since the vicious attack earlier this week in her hometown.
“It was the most painful thing ever,” she said from the hospital Thursday. “My heart stopped. It ripped through my clothing the instant it touched my shirt; I could feel it burning through my second layer of skin.”
Just prior to the attack, Storro was on cloud nine over her new job. As a treat, she bought herself a new pair of sunglasses.
The present turned out to be a lifesaver, protecting her from almost certain blindness if the acid had hit her eyes.
Storro described her attacker as a black woman in her late 20s wearing khaki pants and her hair in a ponytail.
“I have never, ever seen this girl in my entire life,” Storro said. “When I first saw her, she had this weirdness about her – like jealousy, rage.”
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