A woman has been left with PTSD after a man threw a bucket of hot diarrhoea over her head.
Heidi Van Tassel was about to head home following a Thai dinner near the Hollywood Walk of Fame when a rough sleeper dragged her out of her car.
He pulled her into the middle of the street and dumped the bucket of faeces over her head, the victim claimed.
“It was diarrhoea. Hot liquid,” Ms Van Tassel told NBC4 .
“I was soaked, and it was coming off my eyelashes and into my eyes.
“It was all inside my car because it was so much. He just kept pouring it and splattering it all over me.”
Describing the amount of poo thrown at the woman, a paramedic who treated her said it ‘looked like the man was saving it up for a month’.
Ms Van Tassel added: “It’s so traumatic. 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.
“If he would’ve had a knife, for sure he would’ve stabbed me.”
She was rushed to Hollywood Presbyterian Hospital and tested for infectious diseases linked to contact with poo.
The victim will have to undergo further checks every three months.
The homeless man, who suffers from mental illness, was arrested and jailed.
The rough sleeper was sent to a mental health home and released in August.
Ms Van Tassel disapproved of his sentence and is now worried about him committing another offence.