updated 4/21/2009 5:52:44 AM ET 2009-04-21T09:52:44

A 52-year-old woman was attacked on her first day as an exotic dancer by a jealous co-worker wielding a stiletto heel, police said.

Akron police Lt. Rick Edwards said the woman was assailed Friday night by a co-worker who didn't think the club needed more dancers.

One of the dancers took her stiletto and repeatedly struck the woman in the face as she walked into the basement dressing room, police said.

The woman was treated at a hospital and received seven staples. She has declined to press charges against her assailant.

Police say the woman took the job because she needed the extra money. She has refused to talk to police about what happened.

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