'Hot diarrhea' dumped on random women's head by disturbed homeless man

Heidi Van Tassel was getting into her auto after going out for a Thai meal near the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles, when a homeless man sprinted towards her and pulled her out of the vehicle, before dumping a bucket of hot faeces on her head. "I was soaked, and it was coming off my eyelashes and into my eyes", Van Tassel said when speaking about the ordeal to the broadcaster.

Paramedics who treated her said it "looked like the man was saving it up for a month". She will need to be retested every three months. Court records showed Blessings was a transient who suffered from schizophrenia and psychotic disorders. She saidthe amount of PTSD she is dealing with is beyond anything that she's ever felt, which is why there needs to be some kind of help for the victims of these crimes.

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.

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The attacker, Jere Blessings was charged with battery and jailed. "Because he needs help", she said. "I will never, ever forget his face". He needs mental health care.

The victim told a local NBC affiliate, "It was diarrhea".

The victim claims that the Los Angeles Police Department told her that they would investigate the crime, but that her phone calls to the department repeatedly went unanswered.

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Van Tassel fears the hobo will attack someone again.

Attorney Brandon Coen said the LAPD arrived moments later and arrested him onsite.

The city's County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas and City Councilman Joe Buscaino came up with a proposal to implement the state of emergency due to a growing number of tent encampments in major cities. LAHSA estimates that 36,300 people are homeless within city limits.

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