Man With 'Psychopathic' Tattoo Sentenced to Prison for Repeatedly Stabbing Ex-Coworker

A Michigan man with "psychopathic" tattooed across his forehead has been sent back to prison after being convicted of attempting to kill an ex-colleague at a car dealership.

Timothy J. Wachowski, 37, was sentenced by Saginaw County Circuit Judge Janet M. Boes on Tuesday to two sentences of 135 months to 30 years and 40 months to 10 years in prison concurrently, according to MLive.

Boes also gave Wachowski credit of 462 days for time already served in prison and ordered him to pay $266 in fines and court costs related to his conviction.

In June, Wachowski pleaded no contest to charges of assault with intent to murder and carrying a dangerous weapon with unlawful intent for an April 27, 2020, incident that saw him repeatedly stab an employee at American Auto Group, where he used to work before being fired.

Police Chief Donald F. Pussehl Jr. from the Saginaw Township Police Department told the court that Wachowski arrived at the dealership at around 8:50 p.m. on that night and approached a 49-year-old male employee.

Wachowski then pulled a knife out and stabbed the man several times before another employee intervened and the 37-year-old fled the scene and into a wooded area. Within 15 minutes of the attack, responding police found Wachowski hiding in a field and arrested him.

He has a long criminal record and has been convicted in Michigan, Indiana, Florida, and California, with Saginaw County District Judge M. Randall Jurrens saying at Wachowski's arraignment: "If this is not the longest criminal history I've seen in my 18 years, it's certainly one of the longest."

Wachowski's defense attorney, Alan A. Crawford, told MLive following the sentencing on Tuesday: "Obviously, this is a difficult time for my client. He's emotional at the moment. Of course, no one likes the prospect of going to prison, but my client has come to terms with that."

Crawford added that Wachowski is apologetic for the crimes that led to the prison sentences, but said "not at the moment, ma'am," when asked if his client would like to make a statement.

Wachowski was most recently sentenced to prison in December 2015 for recording an "ultra high" amount of alcohol in his system after committing a hit-and-run crash in Bay City, Michigan, but was released on parole in May 2018.

Family members previously told MLive that Wachowski was inspired to get the "psychopathic" tattoo because he was a fan of Detroit's Psychopathic Records label, which is best known for representing the Insane Clown Posse.

Newsweek has contacted the Saginaw Township Police Department for comment.

Timothy Wachowski in police custody
Timothy J Wachowski in police custody. Wachowski, who has “psychopathic” tattooed across his forehead, has been sent back to prison after being convicted of attempting to kill an ex-colleague at a car dealership. Saginaw Township Police Department

Distinctive tattoos are often descriptors used by police officers to help them locate a suspect in a crime, and on Monday, the authorities in South Carolina announced a manhunt was underway for a suspect with neck tattoos after three people were fatally shot.

Greenwood County Sheriff's Department asked people to be on the lookout for a "male suspect" with a "large tattoo on the front of his neck" and said that it includes a star in the middle and lines that accompany each side of the star.