Perrette wrote that she was walking down her street in Hollywood when she was "jumped by a VERY psychotic homeless man." The man, whom Perrette says was apprehended shortly after the assault, grabbed her, pinned her arm, and repeatedly punched her in the face while saying he was going to kill her.
Fortunately, she was able to talk him down and he let her go. She texted some friends, who were able to locate the assailant and lead police to him.
"I am shaken and traumatized," Perrette wrote. "We need full mental health care. We need housing and help for the homeless. We need to support our cops."
Here's Perrette's tweet:
So, tonight was awful, life changing and I'm only grateful to be alive. It's here: pic.twitter.com/vXIT1pkVRc
— Pauley Perrette (@PauleyP) November 13, 2015
The LAPD confirmed to ABC News that the call came in around 5pm on Thursday, and the suspect was arrested and booked. Perrette said he was being charged with felony assault.