Pauley Perrette of ‘NCIS’ Remembers When ‘Crazed Homeless Guy’ Tried to ‘K1ll’ Her: ‘Hollywood Is Terr1fying’
After another woman was k1ll3d in an att4ck, NCIS actress Pauley Perrette shared a terrifying encounter she had with a homeless man years ago.
“#BriannaKupfer… Murd3red by a homeless man with a long cr1m1nal record,” the NCIS star tweeted. “November 2015… I. A crazed homeless man with a long record att4cked and attempted to k1ll me. The list of those who have been att4cked or k1ll3d by cr1m1nal homeless in Los Angeles is too long to type here. RIP”
Brianna Kupfer, a UCLA graduate student, was stabbed to d3ath while at work. On January 13, she was working at Croft House in Los Angeles when a man entered. He assaulted her, and Kupfer was not discovered for 20 minutes. She was an architecture student who worked at the store as a design consultant.
“I’m absolutely devastated for her and her family,” Croft House co-owner Riley Rea said. “It’s just so disgusting and unexpected.” There are no words to express how sh0cked we are to have lost such a wonderful person.”
Murdered by a homeless man with a long crime record
Me. A crazed homeless guy with a long record attacked and tried to kill me
The list of those attacked or killed by criminal homeless in LA is too long to type here
Hollywood is terrifying
— Pauley Perrette (@PauleyP) January 25, 2022
Todd Kupfer, Kupfer’s father, also spoke about his daughter, saying she was loved by family and friends alike. Outside of architecture, she was interested in environmental sustainability. In addition, he had strong feelings about the events that led up to her d3ath.
“I believe our city leaders need to make better decisions about what they do with cr1m1nals and how they incarcerate them,” the elder Kupfer said. “I understand that there is a lot of racial injustice. But that doesn’t change the fact that someone who commits a cr1me should not be given a slap on the wrist. Unfortunately, this is what we are witnessing right now.”
Perrette’s concern for justice is similar to Kupfer’s father’s. The NCIS star was the v1ct1m of a heinous att4ck, and seeing another woman d1e in similar circumstances is upsetting.
NCIS Star Discusses Team Importance
Both critics and fans of NCIS adored Perrette’s Abby Sciuto. Her character was a quirky goth who was also an expert in her field. Abby’s presence was unlike any other on NCIS or in procedurals in general. According to Perrette, Abby was unusual and entertaining for another reason.
“Abby is the only one who can say to him, ‘Gibbs, you’re being crabby,’” Perrette explained. “No one else would be permitted.” She liked that aspect of her personality. It allowed the stern Leroy Jethro Gibbs to relax his guard with someone, and as a result, Abby served an important role on the team.
“You know, the relationship is fascinating,” said the NCIS star. “I’ve always suspected, and we don’t know… We’re always the last to find out… But it’s almost as if it’s a family thing, you know? Are they, for example, related? “What exactly is it?”
“I love that relationship,” Perrette continued. I like how he can be the tough, gruff boss and then fall in love with Abby. And he’s not afraid to admit it. It’s delicious. It’s a lovely, wonderful, and unexpected relationship.”