A preacher who said he was "sharing the gospel" in front of an Oregon Planned Parenthood captured on video the moment when he said a woman walked up and "smeared my face with a bloody maxi pad."
A group of protesters were in front of the Ashland clinic on Jan. 27, KOBI-TV reported, and the victim was recording on video his interactions with angry people.
At one point while engaging a male, the victim caught a woman approaching him on camera — and then she hit the victim's face with a "wet sanitary napkin," police said on the department's Facebook page.
“Go f*** yourself and eat this f***ing pad!” the woman is heard shouting in a YouTube video before heading down the sidewalk away from the scene.
"Wow," the victim is heard saying, spitting contents from his mouth.
"See, that's hate," the male who was arguing with victim says. "I kind of think it's deserved, though, you know what."
“I think I’m actually gonna have to call the police,” the victim says in the video. In a second, longer clip he adds, "She just shoved a dirty, bloody tampon in my face."
Here's the clip. (Content warning: Profanity):
Police said 21-year-old Valerie Starushok turned herself in, is cooperating with police and will be lodged into Jackson County Jail on one count of harassment.
Police provided the following photo before identifying Starushok:
Image source: Ashland police
The second, longer clip posted Jan. 28 shows the incident in greater context, as the victim is heard engaging people beforehand. (Content warning: Profanity):
Here's the full description:
During our outreach to Ashland Planned Parenthood in Oregon, many showed deep hatred of God, His gospel, and us. These two clips show where two young ladies hatred turned into violence. I was able to dodge the first ladies grabs at my phone/camera and dodge her attempts to grab my sign and kick at me. Unfortunately the second young lady caught me unaware as I was talking with another young man and she shoved her bloody maxi pad into my mouth. A News Camera man was there filming and told me there would be a news story that night. So far no story. Police were called and an investigation is underway for the assault but I doubt she'll be found or charged. When it is all said and done though God was glorified through His law and gospel being proclaimed. I pray for the souls of all who hated us there, because [their] hatred is more of God and His truth than of us. Thanks so much for the prayers!
(H/T: Heat Street)