This story about Pauley Perrette’s assault is a bad joke (literally)

This story concludes with a really bad punchline. I found it highly amusing.

Pauley Perrette, a pretty actress who stars in the television series, NCIS, was crossing a Hollywood Hills street near her home yesterday at 5pm when she was accosted by a “VERY psychotic homeless man” (that’s a Tweet speaking).

Pauley Perrette
Pauley Perrette

He “grabbed me so forcefully, pinned my arm, punched me in the nose, forehead repeatedly telling me he was going to kill me,” she added.

“Then he showed me how he was going to kill me,” the tweet continued. “He kept repeating his name: ‘WILLIAM — —, DON’T FORGET THAT!”

“I prayed my heart out an then finally said, ‘William is a beautiful name,I have a little nephew named William,’” Perette wrote.

The man allegedly punched her again before telling her to “get the f— out of here.”

William, William!
Don’t forget that. Ah, but William is such a [angelic tone] lovely name!

And the story concludes with the suspect’s capture.
Prepare for disappointment.

David Merck, 45, was taken into custody on suspicion of felony battery, the LAPD said.

Where is William? I want to know.