“NCIS” actress Pauley Perrette narrowly escaped with her life after being brutally attacked by a psychotic homeless (white) man identified as David Merck while walking from her Hollywood home to a guest host. Perrette, 46, who plays forensic scientist Abby Sciuto on later described her ordeal in a tweet, writing,“”He grabbed me so forcefully, pinned my arm, punched me in the nose, forehead repeatedly telling me he was going to kill me. Then he showed me how he was going to kill me.”
She also stated that after running away from her attacker, she collapsed on the sidewalk and a dog being walked by its owner licked her face.”Some guy walked right past with a dog that licked my face. He was on his phone, annoyed. Did nothing.”
Perrette reportedly then texted her friend next door and her “church friend cop,” and provided him with a sketch of her attacker, which was passed on to police. James found the guy heading towards Hollywood Blvd. Where police arrested Merck for felony assault. They are now holding him on $100,000 bond.”
Perette is no stranger to abuse. Perrette was married for three years to actor and musician Coyote Shivers, whom she claimed subjected her to physical, emotional and sexual abuse during and after her marriage. She has been granted restraining orders against Shivers since leaving him. She has also worked with “America’s Most Wanted” on a number of cases including presenting a check for $10,000 each to the city of Prattville, Alabama om 2004 to be used to supplement the reward offer for information leading to the arrest of the person who killed Shannon Paulk, as well as to Detroit law enforcement officials to be used as a reward for information regarding the disappearance/murder of 7-year old Raven Jeffries. She also asked the show for help in finding the person(s) who killed her friend, Lisa Williamson, who was murdered in 2007 after her Detroit home was set on fire. In 2009, Perrette worked with America’s Most Wanted on the case of Tammy Vincent, an American teen killed in 1979, but whose body was not identified until 28-years later.
Perrette supports many charitable organizations, including animal rescue, the American Red Cross, civil rights, and LGBT rights. During the fall of 2008, Perrette opposed the California ballot initiative Proposition 8, writing a public letter urging Californians to vote against the measure.While admitting that she now needs time to heal, Pauly also called for more mental health care, housing and other help for the homeless.