A US woman who had "hot diarrhoea" launched over her by a "zombie" homeless man says she suffered PTSD after the horror attack.
The man threw a huge bucket of over Heidi Van Tassel’s face in a stomach-churning random attack.
Van Tassel was targeted by Jere Blessings after she was out for a Thai meal with friends near the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles in April.
She was rushed to Hollywood Presbyterian Hospital and tested positive for infections caused by the human waste.
Blessings was charged with battery over the attack and taken to jail before being freed on bail and receiving several months psychiatric treatment.
Court records show that he suffers from "schizophrenia and psychiatric disorders".
Van Tassel has now spoken out about the attack, saying: "It was diarrhoea. Hot liquid. I was soaked, and it was coming off my eyelashes and into my eyes.
The PTSD that I’m dealing with is beyond anything that I’ve ever felt. There needs to be some kind of help for the victims of these crimes. I will never, ever forget his face.
"Paramedics who came to treat me said there was so much of it on me, that it looked like the man was saving it up for a month.
"‘It was all inside my car because it was so much. He just kept pouring it and splattering it all over me.
"It’s something I won’t ever forget, it’s disgusting."
She added: "The PTSD that I’m dealing with is beyond anything that I’ve ever felt.
"There needs to be some kind of help for the victims of these crimes. I will never, ever forget his face."
She added: ‘He doesn’t need jail time. He needs mental health care. I have empathy for him. Because he needs help."
Van Tassel was attacked amid an explosion in the number of crimes committed by transients in Los Angeles, from around 7,000 in 2017 to over 9,000 in 2018.
Many of those suffer from drug or mental health issues, with other victims also calling for their attackers to receive mental health treatment.
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