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UPDATE: Goulsby has found a buyer. What do you do when you're unemployed and just happen to catch a cop punching a woman in the

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Rai Goulsby, Seattle Police Punch Filmer, Wanted $1,000 for Fight Footage

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UPDATE: Goulsby has found a buyer. What do you do when you're unemployed and just happen to catch a cop punching a woman in the face on tape? Amateur videographer Rai Goulsby has your answer: ask King 5 and KOMO News for a cool grand in exchange for the footage.The Times tracked down Goulsby and learned that this was far from the most ghoulish thing he's ever caught on tape.

For about five years, Rai Goulsby has walked around Seattle with a camcorder around his neck, looking to catch some action -- a car crash, a crazy fight -- and maybe earn a few bucks selling the footage.

Monday, he videotaped a Seattle police officer punching a teenager in the face. Finally, Goulsby thought, he caught something to sell.

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Videotaping has been a hobby. He said he had about 50 videos posted on YouTube until the site shut him down. They included fights, accidents, even a guy who pulled a knife and tried to kill himself.

"I called 911 at the same time I was filming it," Goulsby said. The man survived.

"I guess I'm kind of in the right spot at the right time," he said.

This marks the first time that anyone has ever claimed the "right spot at the right time" means a place where people try to knife themselves to death.

UPDATE: According to Casey McNerthney at the P-I, Goulsby has sold his tape to Inside Edition.

Goulsby also gave McNerthney a chance to watch the entire 19-minute long tape. And some interesting things came out of the viewing.

For one, the myth that an onlooker was armed with a gun appears to be false. Both McNerthney and another reporter say the object is either a handkerchief or black plastic bag.

For another, Goulsby was more than just a bystander. He interacted with Ian Walsh, the cop caught on tape, at one point telling him that "you just lost your badge."

 
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