Pauley Perrette was attacked by a homeless man near her home in Hollywood Thursday night.
The “NCIS” actress tweeted Friday morning that she was attacked and threatened the night before by a homeless man named William, who she believed was going to kill her.
“I am shaken and traumatized,” Perrette wrote. “My life changed tonight.”
The 46-year-old actress was walking across the street to a guest house when a “VERY psychotic homeless man” grabbed her and punched her in the face.
“He grabbed me so forcefully, pinned my arm, punched me in the nose, forehead repeatedly telling me he was going to kill me,” she tweeted. “Then he showed me how he was going to kill me.”
So, tonight was awful, life changing and I’m only grateful to be alive. It’s here: pic.twitter.com/vXIT1pkVRc
— Pauley Perrette (@PauleyP) November 13, 2015
“He started to punch me again and then said, ‘Get the fuck out of here,’ and I did.”
Perrette said she called the police and the man was later arrested for felony assault.
“My life changed tonight. I almost died tonight.”