The moment a freelance photographer was violently beaten unconscious, stomped on the head then robbed during a weekend visit to Seattle was captured by a surveillance camera released by police.
The victim, a 22-year-old who goes by Caliber Visuals on social media, was visiting Seattle from Los Angeles when he was attacked in the street.
Speaking about the attack, Caliber said he is still spitting up blood and is getting severe headaches days later.
Video of the horrifying attack shows how robber repeatedly kicked him while he was down then left him lying unconscious in the street before rifling through his belongings to steal his iphone 12, $900 cash and car keys.
Pictured: The moment a freelance photographer was beaten unconscious and robbed by a stranger in Seattle on July 31, captured by a nearby surveillance camera released by police
The vicious assault on July 31 was caught by a nearby surveillance camera, with the footage showing Caliber being approached by a man wearing orange shirt and black pants at around 6:15 p.m. near a Mount Baker parking lot.
The two men appear to shake hands, but the suspect doesn’t let go of the photographer and throws him to the ground on the sidewalk.
Unable to get up from underneath his attacker, Caliber is then shown being repeated kicked and stomped by the man in orange, who makes connection with the 22-year-old’s head a number of times, which is seen hitting the ground.
The victim, identified as a 22-year-old who goes by Caliber Visuals on social media, was reportedly visiting Seattle from Los Angeles when he was attacked in the street. He suffered head trauma and ‘significant injuries to his face’ (pictured)
Freelance photographer Caliber, pictured in white, was shown in the footage walking across a parking lot at around 6:15 p.m. on July 31
He encountered another man (pictured in orange) as he reached the sidewalk. The pair appeared to shake hands before Caliber was thrown to the ground and repeatedly kicked and stamped in the head, leaving him unconscious
The assailant is then shown rummaging through Caliber’s pockets robbing him of his belongings before walking away from the scene, leaving his victim out cold (pictured)
After the third stomp from the suspect, Caliber stops moving – presumably unconscious – but the attacker kicks him again while he lies still on the ground.
The assailant is then shown rummaging through Caliber’s pockets robbing him of his belongings before walking away from the scene, leaving his victim out cold.
A witness to the attack soon called 911, Seattle Police Department said in a statement, and Caliber was taken to Harborview Medical Center where he received treatment for head trauma and ‘significant injuries to his face’.
He has now set up a GoFundMe page to help cover his medical bills and to cover the cost of his stolen belongings, which include his iPhone 12, cash and car keys belonging to his friend which cost $700 to replace.
His wallet with his personal debit card and ID cards were also taken, he said.
Caliber’s GoFundMe page (pictured) that he set up to cover the costs of his medical bills and lost belongings has so far raised $10,304 of his $10,000 goal
As he was recovering in the hospital, he said he’s been given multiple MRI tests and said he is still ‘spitting up blood’ and getting ‘severe headaches’ since the attack.
‘I turn 23 at the end of this month and wasn’t expecting any of this to come about, I’ve had some great support from close friends and family which I’m highly thankful for but at this point I really just want to look forward to enjoying my birthday,’ he said on his GoFundMe that has so far raised $10,304 of his $10,000 goal.
So far, no arrests have been made in connection to the attack. The suspect has been described as a 5’10” Black male, 180lbs with medium build, and was wearing an orange and yellow t-shirt, and black pants with a white stripe down the side at the time of the attack, police said.
‘If you have any information about this incident, please contact SPD’s Robbery Unit at 206-684-5535,’ the police statement added.