A former Olympic volleyball player is recovering after she says she was attacked and brutally beaten by a homeless man in downtown Los Angeles.
Kim Glass said she was leaving lunch with a friend on Saturday when the man ran up out of nowhere and threw a metal object at her, believed to be a pipe, that then hit her face.
GRAPHIC: Olympic Medalist Kim Glass was BRUTALLY ATTACKED by a homeless man in Los Angeles, CA after having lunch with friends. She says the homeless man had some sort of metal pipe.— Anthony Cabassa (@AnthonyCabassa_) July 11, 2022
Random acts of violence are rampant with the increasing homeless community, and soft-on-crime DA pic.twitter.com/dn760HeDx6
A group of strangers came to her aid until paramedics arrived and other people held down the man who allegedly attacked her until police got to the scene.
In a video posted to social media, Glass could be seen with one eye nearly swollen shut. She says the attack left her with a fractured cheek and she also had to get stitches.
Despite those injuries, Glass said she is OK and it could’ve been much worse.
“Guys, just be safe out there… I wasn’t ready for it and there’s a lot of mentally ill people on these streets right now,” she said in the video.
Eyewitness News reached out to the Los Angeles Police Department about the incident, but hasn’t heard back yet.
Glass won a silver medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympics on the U.S.A. women’s indoor volleyball team. She’s also done some modeling in her career, once appearing in a Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue.
Stay strong Kim you got a beautiful attitude and personality from what happened to you let’s hope justice gets done to that pathetic bastard
Well considering its LA the homeless is out of control and nothing is done about it much less keeping those types in jail and prison the person will most likely go free. He’ll state he’s mental and without meds and back on the street he goes. Sick country when someone can’t even go out to enjoy something.
So sorry this happened to you. Hope you heal physically and emotionally very quickly. ❤