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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.


Comments

1JoeFromHubbard(1138 comments)posted 1 year, 1 month ago

@ Knightcap:

There was a black guy on local talk radio this morning who said it's wrong to mention that the perpetrators are black.

He had all of the answers.

A real wise guy.

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2republicanRick(1252 comments)posted 1 year, 1 month ago

These are blacks kids doing this. Why no mention of this? We know the reason, double standard of the biased media.

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3papa1(696 comments)posted 1 year, 1 month ago

black or white they should be caught (which will be hard to do because they're cowards who run) and dealt with severely, not a slap on the wrist. it seems they go after people who look vulnerable. chuck Norris looked vulnerable. I wish.

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