U.S. Olympic volleyball player Kim Glass revealed shocking injuries she suffered in an attack from a homeless man in Los Angeles over the weekend.
The 2008 U.S. Women’s Volleyball Team silver medal winner posted a video showing severe bruising of her right eye and a large gash over the side of her nose, a result, she said, of the man hitting her with a metal object, Fox News reported.
“As I was leaving lunch, I was outside saying goodbye to a friend and this homeless man ran up. He had something in his hand, he was on the side of the car in the street, and he just like looked at me with some pretty hateful eyes and as I go to tell my friend I think something is wrong with him, before I knew it a big metal bolt like pipe hit me. It happened so fast, he literally flung it from the street,” she said.
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Kim Glass took to her IG to let her followers know she’s okay, the cops were called. Her vision she says will be fine but received stitches and had multiple fractures above and under her eye.
She warns everyone “be safe out there” when in Los Angeles. pic.twitter.com/969ikM700B
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Former Olympic volleyball player Kim Glass says she suffered horrific injuries after she was attacked by a man in L.A. over the weekend. https://t.co/yzetDgPA8A
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From Fox News:
Glass wrote in an update Sunday she will not need any surgeries and her optometrist said her retina was “solid.”
Glass won a silver medal with the U.S. women’s volleyball team in 2008. She helped the team to gold medals at the 2011 Grand Prix and NORCECA Championship.
The Los Angeles homeless crisis has been a point of contention within the city. Los Angeles’ top prosecutor George Gascon is facing a recall effort. Wednesday marked the deadline for the group to turn in the collected signatures in order to have them counted and verified. The group must have collected signatures from 10% of registered voters across the county in order to trigger a recall election in November.
The recall group and Gascon’s opponents have seized on the effort to paint him as soft on crime amid a crime wave and a series of missteps by his office in recent months.