Louisiana teen in bikini attacked by catcallers with pipe BY Rachelle Blidner NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Saturday, August 1, 2015, 3:50 PM A A A 1 Share this URL Previous Next Enlarge Roberta Stark/via GoFundMe Jessica Byrnes-Laird said she has to relearn to smile after the ordeal. A Louisiana teen said she has to relearn to smile after her top lip was nearly ripped from her face in an attack by catcallers as she wore a bikini. After a day of swimming, Jessica Byrnes-Laird, 18, was sitting in her bathing suit in her boyfriend's car as her beau ran into a Shreveport gas station convenience store Sunday night. A group of men began harassing her, the couple said, prompting the boyfriend to fight with them when he exited the store, KTSB reported. KTBS.com - Shreveport, LA News, Weather and Sports As the boyfriend broke away from the scuffle, one of the four men threw a brass pipe through the open passenger door window, striking Byrnes-Laird right in the mouth, she said. "I looked down and saw my teeth in my hand and I immediately gushed blood," she told NBC 6. Between 10 and 12 teeth were knocked out of her mouth, which is completely stitched up, her grandpa Earl Byrnes told the Daily News. "Right now, she's real sore and can't eat or nothing," he said. Roberta Stark/via GoFundMe Jessica Byrnes-Laird said she was catcalled while wearing a bikini after a day of swimming with her boyfriend, Jared Pelletier. Enlarge Roberta Stark/via GoFundMe Jessica Byrnes-Laird, 18, had ten broken teeth and stitches after a gang of teenagers catcalled her for wearing a bikini and threw a pipe into the car she traveled in with her boyfriend. The Haughton, Louisiana teenager had half her top lip ripped from her face. Enlarge Byrnes-Laird will require surgery and multiple tooth implants, which can cost up to $12,000, according to a GoFundMe page. Police said they are still searching for her attackers. The teen “is a very bright, sweet, kind-hearted 18-year-old woman,” her boyfriend’s mom wrote. Byrnes-Laird, of Haughton, is "coming around" after her terrible ordeal, her grandpa said. "Getting my smile back is something to look forward to," the teen said.