Homeless Man Attacked in Garberville and Sent to Hospital Last Night
Brian Tree Plympton and his dog Sweet Pea [Photo provided by Andy Caffrey]
At approximately 11:30 last night, a man attacked a well-known local homeless man, Brian Tree Plympton, according to Garberville resident Andy Caffrey. Caffrey said that the Plympton and his dog had been sleeping outside the front door of the Presbyterian Church in Garberville. The two got into an altercation and the man struck Plympton with a heavy metal sign “bloodying up Bran’s face and leaving him barely breathing,” according to Caffrey.
Plympton was eventually taken to St. Joseph’s Hospital in Eureka where he is ICU. “The doctors have him sedated and expect that he should be able to speak to me on the phone tomorrow,” Caffrey said.
According to Caffrey, Plympton “has heart and kidney problems and cancer among other things….The doctors are familiar with Brian and expect that he will be in good enough shape to be released in about four days.”