Pauley Perrette, the actress best known for her role as Abby Sciuto on the hit CBS show NCIS, had another frightening encounter with a homeless man in Hollywood recently.
It was just this past November that Perrette was attacked outside her home in the Hollywood Hills. She recently went to court to testify against her assailant.
The initial attack didn’t scare Pauley Perrette away from helping those in need, however. At the time of her first attack she spoke out about the plight of the homeless.
— TV Guide (@TVGuide) February 11, 2016
“We need housing and help for the homeless. We need to support our cops. We need to not walk alone. I need to heal. I almost died tonight,” she said following the first attack.
TMZ reports Pauley Perrette was in her car at the time of the more recent encounter. She was stopped in traffic when a homeless man approached her car. As she gave the man some money–he was asking for change–he grabbed her wrist and stuck his head inside her car, demanding to know the time.
“I rebuke you, Satan, in the name of Jesus Christ!” she said loudly.
She then told the man the time. It was 5:37 p.m., not far from the time she was assaulted back in November.
Media outlets are reporting Pauley Perrette “went the good Samaritan route” by not using the taser or knife she had inside her to protect herself. What many don’t know about the actress is she is a devout Christian who attends church most Sundays in her community. When she was assaulted the first time, she immediately called friends from her church for support and admitted to praying for her assailant.
What Pauley Perrette did by rebuking Satan was what Christians are taught to do on a daily basis. Believing that Satan inhabited this homeless man’s soul, she rebuked him rather than blaming the attack on the homeless man.
And yes, again…. pic.twitter.com/U9B3LOWawi
— Pauley Perrette (@PauleyP) February 10, 2016
The media has created a skewed view of Christians, causing many to believe they are sweet-talking pacifists like the Duggar family from the 19 Kids and Counting reality show. Instead there are Christians of many personalities, occupations, and physical appearances–just like NCIS character Abby Sciuto–in the form of actor Pauley Perrette.
Fortunately Pauley Perrette emerged from this altercation unscathed. While she no doubt credits the power of prayer for saving her, she will hopefully use even more caution in the future.