(Ben Yakas) A teenage Westchester beauty queen is suing the NYPD for badly mistreating her and her mother during a stop in Harlem. “We were treated like animals,” Kristy Abreu, the reigning Miss Westchester USA, told the Daily News about the incident. “It was the worst night of my life. It haunts me every day."

Abreu and her mom, 38-year-old Kendy Paredes, have told the city they intend to sue for $210 million for the incident that occurred near W. 145th St. and Eighth Ave. on May 5 at about 9 p.m. Despite showing valid registration and insurance papers for their 2006 Honda Civic, cops apparently thought the car was stolen, and handcuffed the two during a minor traffic stop.

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