Lido Pimienta Left Scratched, Bruised and Bleeding by Unknown Attacker
In a Twitter thread, the Colombian-Canadian artist told the story of being randomly attacked at a crosswalk outside her house this weekend by an unknown woman.
"My children just witnessed a white woman hitting me with a shopping cart at a crosswalk," Pimienta wrote on Saturday (June 26). "She insists on calling the police even though all the neighbours saw what happened... I don't know what to do... My face is all scratched my body all bruised, I hit her too to defend myself."
Pimienta explained that she "surrendered" after being hit on the head and scratched, as she didn't want her children to witness any more of the violence. It appears that after being knocked to the ground, her neighbours helped get the woman to back off and leave.
In addition to being subjected to violence, Pimienta feared she could have contracted COVID-19 during the attack, and asked her followers if she should get a test.
"It's so messed up that I am shaking and hurting and bleeding but that's not what's worrying me right now, it's the likelihood of the p*lice showing up at my door that is really really scary to me right now — I am so afraid she will put charges on me and that they will side with her," Pimienta wrote.
In a follow-up post yesterday (June 27), Pimienta shared that she and her children are now "safe and healing" from the incident and that the police never showed up.
See Pimienta's account of the attack below.
I am so thankful to my neighbours for helping me and getting her off of me and forcing her to leave— Lido Pimienta (@LidoPimienta) June 26, 2021
I'm really short n out of shape but I managed to keep her off for some time but once she hit my head and scratched me in front of my kids I surrendered, I didn't want them to see
I really hope she doesn't call the cops, she saw where I live, all the neighbours screamed at her…holy shit I'm so glad my neighbours saw everything and that my kids are ok— Lido Pimienta (@LidoPimienta) June 26, 2021
Should I get a COVID test?
Just in case the cops do show up…and they confíscate my phone or whatever - leaving this here: (TW: violence and voices of scared kids) pic.twitter.com/FefahkOGxZ— Lido Pimienta (@LidoPimienta) June 26, 2021
It's so messed up that I am shaking and hurting and bleeding but that's not what's worrying me right now, it's the likelihood of the p*lice showing up at my door that is really really scary to me right now-I am so afraid she will put charges on me and that they will side with her— Lido Pimienta (@LidoPimienta) June 26, 2021
Hello friends, thank you for all the love and support, me and the kids are fine and healing. At this point all I can hope is the other person gets support too. To heal and maybe think twice before they go on attacking people. The c*ps never showed up. Thank you again 🙏🏽❤️— Lido Pimienta (@LidoPimienta) June 27, 2021