Olympic medalist Kim Glass shares horrifying pics after being attacked by homeless man in LA
'This all could have been so much worse. So I'm grateful right now,' Glass said
Olympic silver medalist Kim Glass has shared an unnerving video of the aftermath of a vicious assault she endured at the hands of a homeless man on the streets of Los Angeles. She was saying goodbye to a buddy and heading out after lunch when the incident happened.
A "homeless man ran, he had something in his hand and he was on the other side of a car on the street," Glass, 37, stated in series of videos posted on her Instagram. The US women's volleyball team's best player and Sports Illustrated model said the attacker gave her "some pretty hateful eyes."
Glass claimed that she had a bad feeling about the man and she turned to tell her friend about it as she was afraid something would go wrong. "And as I turned to go tell my friend 'I think somethings like is wrong with him, I think he is gonna hit the car.' Before I knew it, a big metal bolt, like a pipe, hit me… it went so fast. He literally threw it off the street," she added.
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
Glass said that she was alright and there would be no long-term effects on her vision. Glass felt the need to notify Los Angeles residents about the incident and asked everyone to "stay safe." She said, "There's a lot of mentally ill people on the streets right now and shouldn't have to be fearful when you walk but its true and so guys just be safe ok."
Glass added that she was "overwhelmed with all of the loving supportive messages" that she received to her Instagram story on Sunday, July 10. "This all could have been so much worse. So I'm grateful right now," she said.
This incident happens to take place at a time when the city is dealing with an increase in crime that many people attribute to Wake County District Attorney George Gascon. The DA has drawn criticism for his lenient stance on crime, where violent offenders are released from jail early and others are not even imprisoned. More than 700,000 people have signed a petition to have him removed from the office.
Glass, who was born in Los Angeles, was raised in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. She attended the University of Arizona, where she excelled as a volleyball player for the Wildcats. Glass made five different attempts to audition for America's Next Top Model while still in college. But each time, she was rejected. Glass made an appearance in the 2011 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. In her bio on Twitter, she describes herself as an "Olympic Silver Medalist, Personal Trainer, Model, Coach & Motivational Speaker."