facebooktwitterRSS
- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -
 

« News Home

Deadly 'knockout' game may be behind 2 Pa. attacks



Published: Thu, November 21, 2013 @ 5:10 p.m.

ARDMORE, Pa. (AP) — Police across the U.S. are investigating whether a string of random attacks on pedestrians are part of a violent game called “knockout.”

Authorities say the goal is to knock a random pedestrian unconscious with a single punch.

In Lower Merion, in suburban Philadelphia, two possible “knockout” attacks have been reported this fall.

In September, an elderly man was knocked down while mowing his lawn, causing a serious injury. In late October, a 63-year-old man was punched while walking his dog.

Two 19-year-olds are charged in the second assault.

Lower Merion Lt. Frank Higgins says both attacks might be linked to the “knockout” game, since no one was robbed.

He calls it a “disturbing trend,” if true.

Authorities say a victim in Jersey City, N.J., died in one such attack.


Don't Miss a Story

Sign up for our newsletter to receive daily news directly in your inbox.

News
Opinion
Entertainment
Sports
Services
Classifieds
Records
Discussions
Community
Help
Forms
Neighbors

HomeTerms of UsePrivacy StatementAdvertiseStaff DirectoryHelp
© 2016 Vindy.com. All rights reserved. A service of The Vindicator.
107 Vindicator Square. Youngstown, OH 44503

Phone Main: 330.747.1471 • Interactive Advertising: 330.740.2955 • Classified Advertising: 330.746.6565
Sponsored Links: Vindy Wheels | Vindy Jobs | Vindy Homes