Attempted murder caught on tape (Raw Video)
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TAMPA, FL -- The Hillsborough State Attorney's office has released dramatic video showing the attempted murder of a homeless man in Tampa. The attack occurred at the Salvation Army shelter March 29th, and the video was made available through a public records request by ABC Action News.com.
In the video, victim Doug Fletcher is seen backing away from his attacker using a box to defend himself against the slashing attack by a man in a black shirt. Fletcher runs around the reception desk of the homeless shelter, trying to get away, as bystanders scramble for safety.
The attacker pursues Fletcher, pointing a finger and stabbing him in the head. Finally Fletcher runs out the front door, while the suspect runs away.
Tampa Police have charged Dwight "Baldie" Bonds with attempted murder. According to a police report, "The victim...was sitting on the sidewalk...with some friends" the day before the attack when "Baldie was trying to get one of them to buy his bus pass. When no one wanted the pass, Baldie became irate and was causing a disturbance. The victim tried to calm Baldie down."
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