California’s growing homeless population are starting to become a problem, unfortunately the state is more concerned with plastic straws and making sure heroin abusers get clean needles…
While some states frown on people camping in the middle of the street, and defecating on sidewalks, California welcomes that behavior with open arms. Unfortunately for tax paying residents, there doesn’t seem to be an end in sight.
A video of a woman having a bucket of… well… I’ll let you guess… dumped on her is making its way around the internet, and it’s exposing just how terrible things have gotten in a once proud state.
Heidi Van Tassel was heading home from dinner near the Hollywood Walk of Fame when a homeless man grabbed her, and did something that should never happen to a human being.
“It was so traumatic,” she told a reporter before she began to cry. “I mean it was disgusting.”
Heidi had been attacked by a homeless man, who proceeded to dump a bucket of his excrement onto her head.
Heidi Van Tassel said she was about to drive home from a Thai restaurant near the famed tourist area in April when the alleged assailant, Jere Blessings, dragged her out of her vehicle, news station NBC4 reported.
He pulled her into the middle of the street, where he dumped a bucket of feces over her head, she said.
“It was diarrhea. Hot liquid,” Van Tassel told NBC4. “I was soaked, and it was coming off my eyelashes and into my eyes.”
Referring to the amount of feces used in the attack, paramedics who treated her said that it “looked like the man was saving it up for a month,” according to Van Tassel.
She said she was rushed to Hollywood Presbyterian Hospital, where she was tested for infectious diseases, NBC4 reported.
“It’s so traumatic,” Van Tassel told the news station. “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.”
Blessings — who was described as a transient who suffers from mental illness — was arrested on battery charges and jailed, the outlet reported.
He was sent by a judge to a residential facility for people with mental health issues, but was released in August, which concerns Van Tassel, according to the news station.
“What’s the next thing he’s going to do to somebody?” she said. “If he would’ve had a knife, for sure he would’ve stabbed me.”
Good job California.