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VIDEO: Career Criminal Bashes Woman In The Head With Bat In Apparent Random Attack

Seattle, WA – Security footage captured the moment when career criminal bashed an unsuspecting woman in the head from behind as she was walking down a Belltown sidewalk late last month (video below).

The footage showed the lone woman, an Amazon employee, as she was walking in the 200-block of Cedar Street shortly after 6 p.m. on Jan. 31, KTTH reported.

A moment later, 41-year-old Wantez Tulloss walked into the frame behind her, set down two bags he was carrying in his right hand, and took a “full body swing” at her head with a baseball bat, court documents said, according to KING.

The brutal blow immediately knocked the woman to the ground, briefly rendering her unconscious, KTTH.

Tulloss then picked his bags back up and walked off casually in the direction from which he came, the video showed.

Police said he went and bought a slice of pizza after the attack, KTTH reported.

According to court documents, police found the woman bleeding from one of her ears when they arrived at the scene.

She was transported to the hospital with multiple skull fractures and will need “significant surgery” to help repair the damage caused by the brutal assault, according to court documents.

Police said they believe the attack was random, KOMO reported.

According to the police report, Tulloss lives in a complex maintained by Plymouth Housing, which provides permanent housing services for the homeless, KTTH reported.

Participants are given a place to live without any conditions, to include drug addicts and felons.

The program touts itself as a “nonjudgmental space” where residents are welcome to “make changes if, and when, they are ready,” according to KTTH.

Tulloss also has a lengthy criminal history, including charges of assault, theft, first-degree robbery and three violations of a domestic violence no-contact order.

Security cameras captured him returning to his apartment building after the attack, KING reported.

He was arrested the following day after police spotted him with his case manager, according to KTTH.

Tulloss has been charged with first-degree assault.

He faces up to 12 years in prison and additional time on probation if he is convicted, according to KING.

Watch the incident unfold in the video below. Warning – Graphic Content:

Written by
Holly Matkin

Holly is a former probation and parole officer who is married to a sheriff’s deputy. She is a regular contributor to Signature Montana magazine, and has written feature articles for Distinctly Montana magazine.

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Written by Holly Matkin


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