Capitol Hill

Police: Karaoke hater fractures woman's skull outside bar

SEATTLE -- A man kicked out of a Capitol Hill bar for being rude to a karaoke host and singers last weekend head-butted a woman and fractured her skull when she told him to knock off his bad behavior, according to the Seattle Police Department.

According to the police report for the incident, the man was acting very drunk and belligerent while making rude remarks during a karaoke event at a bar in the 1400 block of East Olive way Friday night.

The man was eventually kicked out of the bar for his bad behavior only to be let back in to apologize to the karaoke host. Instead, the man, who is believed to be visiting Seattle, became belligerent again and was physically removed from the bar, according to the report.

The victim, who was standing outside the bar around 12:30 a.m., reportedly saw the man yelling and being rude to everyone outside the bar and told him to stop.

According to the report, the man approached the victim. The next thing the victim remembers is waking up on the ground while being tended to by Seattle Fire Department medics.

Friends told the victim the man head-butted her then punched her in the face when she tried to get her Taser out of her bag. The punch knocked the woman to the ground, where she hit her head on the concrete and lost consciousness, according to the report.

The victim's friends took her back to her apartment and then to their house in Renton to monitor her for a concussion. But, they did not think she was seriously injured.

Later that day, the victim became progressively worse and was hospitalized with a fractured skull, at which point the incident was reported to police.

Officers were able to get the man's name and a log of events from the bar.