Pauley Perrette tweeted about the alleged incident

By Michele Corriston
Updated February 10, 2016 05:20 PM
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Two months after tearfully testifying against a homeless man arrested for punching and threatening to kill her, actress Pauley Perrette described a similar encounter online.

“And yes, again …” the NCIS star tweeted Wednesday along with an essay in which she claims “a pretty off homeless guy” grabbed her and “put his whole head inside my car” when she offered him a dollar while stalling at a stop light on Cahuenga Boulevard in Los Angeles.

“He held my arm and then said, ‘What Time [is] it?’ He was in my car and I was scared. I looked at my dashboard and first said, ‘I rebuke you satan in the name of Jesus Christ.’ Then said to him, ‘It’s 5:37,’ ” she wrote. “He held my wrist for a moment, then released and left. I have a tactical knife and a taser in my car next to me, but I thought about that dollar to give him first. Did not arm myself.”

“I am learning. I need to know both sides, be SMART and be safe and give. But all of them at once,” she continued. “I wonder if any other drivers in rush hour traffic saw him grab me through my window and did nothing.”

Hours later, she added in another tweet, “Hey, I’m totally ok. It was just incredibly weird. Really weird.”

David Merck, 45, was charged with one count each of making a criminal threat and false imprisonment by violence in violence after Perrette, 46, told police he attacked her on her street. If convicted, he faces up to four years in prison.

“A lot of faith,” she told PEOPLE in December of how she coped with the trauma. “A lot of prayers, which I feel from all over the universe, like a big time person of faith, because that certainly gets you through. I was at church this morning and there s just so much love and support there for me.”

“And therapy, of course,” she added with a laugh. “Lots of therapy.”