Los Angeles Attack: Kim Glass, Olympic Volleyball player, is badly injured


A decorated Olympian was left with severe bruises after being attacked by a Los Angeles homeless man.  

Kim Glass won a silver in volleyball at Beijing 2008 Olympics. She posted a video showing the injuries she sustained, which included a swollen eye.

She was 37 years old and had just finished lunch with her friend when she saw a homeless man approach her car, he said he had something in his hand. She knew instinctively that something was wrong.

“He just looked at me with some pretty hateful eyes, and as I turned to go tell my friend, ‘I think something is wrong with him and I think he’s going to hit the car,’ before I knew it, a big metal bolt, pipe, hit me right here and here. It happened so fast. He literally flung it from the street, so he was not even close to me at all,”Glass spoke in the video.

Glass stated that she had multiple fractures, and was treated with stitches. She believes that her vision will be okay.

“Guys, just be safe out there. Keep your head on a swivel, off your phones. I mean, mine wasn’t, but still I wasn’t ready for it. There’s a lot of mentally ill people on these streets right now. You shouldn’t have to be fearful when you walk, but it’s true,” Glass said. 

A 51-year old suspect was taken into custody and charged with assault using a deadly weapon.