- Well, that was crappy.
Imagine your enjoying your night after visiting with some friends. Then, while you’re getting ready to leave, some homeless guy pulls you out into the street. That’s scary enough, But then, he spills hot diarrhea on your head…
What The Heck?
Heidi Van Tassel was parked in Hollywood Boulevard, California. She was having a night out with her friends at a Thai restaurant. While entering her car someone dragged her into the middle of the street and dumped a bucket of feces on her head. “It was diarrhea,” Van Tassel told NBCLosAngeles.com.
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“Hot liquid, I was soaked, and it was coming off my eyelashes and into my eyes. [The] Paramedics who came to treat me said that there was so much of it on me, that it looked like the man was saving it up for a month. It was inside my car because it was so much. He just kept pouring it and splattering it all over me.”
Van Tassel was rushed to Hollywood Presbyterian Hospital. There she was tested infectious diseases caused by contact with feces. While she tested negative now, she will need to get retested every three months. She said that the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) told her they’d investigate the crime, but her calls to the department went unanswered. She said that the police promised to have their victims’ advocate reach out to help her, though they never did. “It’s so traumatic. The PTSD that I’m dealing with is beyond anything that I’ve ever felt. There needs to be some kind of help for the victims of these crimes.
Van Tassel Holds No Hatred To The Man
The man who attacked her, identified in court records as Jere Blessings. He was charged with battery and taken to jail. Blessings were described as a transient with “schizophrenia and psychotic disorders.” Van Tassel holds no hatred against him saying: “He doesn’t need jail time. He needs mental health care. I have empathy for him, because he needs help.”
Blessings did get help, however, but only for two months. He was sent by a judge to a residential facility for people with mental health issues and was released in August.
“I Will Never Forget His Face.”
Security footage from businesses nearby captured the attack, and a body-cam of an officer captured the aftermath. However, LAPD and businesses would not release said footage, even when Van Tassel asked to see it. “It was awful, and it changed my life,” said Van Tassel. Los Angeles City Attorney’s office says that Blessings is now back in the community, which worries Van Tassel. “I will never, ever, forget his face. What’s the next thing he’s going to do to somebody? If he would’ve had a knife, for sure he would’ve stabbed me.”