A 24-year-old woman who stabbed herself in the head last week with a pair of garden shears as she walked down a sidewalk in North Hollywood is recovering from lengthy emergency surgery, announced his family on Tuesday.
The early Monday afternoon stabbing on Lankershim Boulevard near Hatteras Street left the shears embedded in the victim’s head, but she walked into a nearby restaurant, called for help, then collapsed to the ground, police said.
A 30-year-old man identified by police as homeless was arrested after he allegedly assaulted another woman by throwing a jar full of pickles at her in two consecutive unprovoked attacks in North Hollywood, the police department said Friday. from Los Angeles. .
Kylie Watt’s mother says her daughter needs two hours of emergency surgery. She started standing and walking this week, but her recovery will take time, she said.
“He’s a seriously ill person, so there’s no hate, there’s no anger,” said Amy Watts, mother of Kylie Watts. “The message she also wants to get across is to bring about change, whether it’s through voting, donations, volunteer work. In every way you can do, just to support solving this crisis so that we can all walk the streets safely.”
The crime occurred in an area with many businesses and foot traffic. The assailant and victim do not know each other, police said.
After the stabbings, the assailant continued walking north and approached a couple waiting at a bus stop, police said. He asked them for a cigarette light, and when the woman said “No,” he threw a jar full of pickles at her, hitting her on the shoulder, according to the LAPD statement.
The man waiting at the bus stop chased the attacker outside a grocery store, where he was held by security guards until police arrived and took him into custody.
The suspect was arrested and jailed on suspicion of attempted murder. He was being held on $3 million bail.
The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office, which filed one count of attempted murder and two counts of assault with a deadly weapon against Cole, police said.
Anyone with information about the case has been asked to call detectives at 818-754-8451 or 877-LAPD-247. Tipsters can also call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS or click here.