Michelle Yee recovers after being hit twice with metal rods
Former “Survivor: Fiji” contestant Michelle Yee was stabbed and beaten with metal sticks Thursday morning in Santa Monica, Calif.
The former reality show contestant says she was arriving at a Pilates studio where she teaches classes around 6 a.m. when a frustrated and irritable woman started yelling at her and approached from the front door.
talking to PeopleYi claims that when he tried to ask the woman to leave, he was attacked.
“He stabbed me in the left biceps,” Yee says. “And then he hit my right hand with a baton. My Apple Watch fell apart.”
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The 37-year-old then said that the woman attacked again with batons, this time in the head.
“My face opened up,” Yi says. “Blood was everywhere.”
Horrifyingly, Yee says that one of her students tried to call 911 after the woman ran away, but only heard a message informing her that all operators were “currently busy.” Fortunately, they were able to flag off a passing police car minutes later.
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Representatives for the Santa Monica Police Department did not immediately respond to Granthshala News’ request for comment.
However, a police spokesman told people the attacker was still at the scene, arrested and charged with three counts of assault with a deadly weapon. Apparently, he had attacked two other people in the area that morning. The spokesman speculated that the attacker had stopped his medication.
Meanwhile, Yi immediately went to the hospital, where she said an X-ray of her hand was done, which showed that none of her bones were broken. She walked away from the incident by getting several stitches on her face. Fortunately, although shocked by the incident, she is recovering.
Yee competed on “Survivor” in 2006 and quickly became a fan-favorite for his positive attitude and ability to please his teammates, despite the competitiveness of the sport. Unfortunately for her, she didn’t win.