Kim Glass, a former Olympic volleyball player, took to Instagram on Saturday to show the injuries that she claims to have acquired as a result of an attack that she claims occurred at random in downtown Los Angeles. Glass stated that she was saying goodbye to a friend when all of a sudden, a man who she described as being homeless raced up to her and threw a metal object at her from a few feet away, hitting her in the eye. Glass reported that the object hit her eye.
The footage shows that Glass’s eye is nearly completely covered by swelling, and she mentions that she broke her cheek and needed stitches for the injury.
However, it is anticipated that her vision will be fine. Glass stated that strangers came to her rescue while she waited for the ambulance, and several of them held her accused attacker down until the police arrived. According to the Los Angeles Police Department, the defendant, identified as Semeon Tesfamariam, 51, was arrested for felony assault with a deadly weapon and had his bail request denied. In her video, Glass reminds her audience to “Guys, just be safe out there.” “I wasn’t prepared for that, and there are a lot of people who are currently suffering from mental illness on these streets,” she said.
Kim Glass, a former volleyball player for the United States Olympic team, claims that she was randomly attacked by a homeless man in downtown Los Angeles on Saturday and that the attack left her with many fractures in her face.
Glass, who was awarded a silver medal in the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, stated that a man hurled a metal object from the street at her face as she was leaving lunch with a companion. Glass made her statement on Instagram Live.
Glass told her that although she will need sutures above her right eye and several fractures both above and below the eye, her vision should not be affected in any way.
She said that the doctor did an excellent job sewing her wound. “I am surrounded by wonderful people, both friends, and family, who are cheering me on.”
Officers from the Los Angeles Police Department responded to a complaint about an assault with a deadly weapon at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, according to a statement that the department posted on social media.
The offender, identified as 51-year-old Semeon Tesfamariam, was restrained by onlookers until law enforcement officers arrived.
Tesfamariam is presently being held in detention without a bail warrant despite having a felony assault with a deadly weapon charge recorded against him.