While on “Survivor,” it was time to be sent to a distant island to check on physical and mental resilience. Nowadays, as one former participant has found, walking to a Pilates classroom in Santa Monica has become even more treacherous.
Michelle Yi, who was on “Survivor: Fiji” in 2006, was beaten to death by a homeless woman last Thursday. According to the people.
Authorities say the alleged perpetrator assaulted the chick earlier than Yi and found her abstaining from the drug. Yi, 37, came to the Pilates studio where she was teaching in the classroom shortly before 6am, but when her students started coming in, she noticed a poor woman walking toward the door.
“You stole my identity, and you’re a prostitute,” Yi shouted at all sorts of things, “Yi told the publication.” Santa Monica has a homeless problem, and I’ve dealt with this kind of thing before. So I said to her, ‘Madam, you can’t be here. You must leave. ”
Yi said the woman did not shake but instead grabbed a knife in one hand and a metal baton in the other and rushed over to her.
“She stabbed me in the left hand, and then she hit me with the right hand with a baton. My apple watch was broken,” Yi said.
“Blood was everywhere,” he said.
A woman has been charged with three counts of assault with a deadly weapon and is in custody.
“The suspect was still in place when we arrived,” Lt. Rudy Flores, a spokesman for the Santa Monica Police Department, told the publication. “Officers detained her and interviewed the victims and witnesses.”
Yi was taken to the hospital and several stitches were placed on her face. He suggested that the attacks may be racially motivated.
“I can’t tell you why she attacked me. But she was a white woman. She attacked three people that morning. Another victim was an Asian elderly man who walked on his dog, and the third was a colored person. Whether it was racially motivated or not. Can’t prove it, but she screamed all kinds of awful things at me. What are the facts, “Yi said.
Police have not charged her with a hate crime. “She was mentally unstable and probably abstained from her medication. That probably caused her to do what she did.”
Yi said physically, she was “improving. Emotionally, it’s hard, but I have to be OK.