Hackensack Cops Seek ‘Knockout Game’ Suspect After Three Assaults

Stefanie Dazio and Abbott Koloff, North Jersey, August 19, 2014

Hackensack residents were warned to be alert as police hunted for a man who randomly approached and punched three others Monday night in what may be the first local incidents of “the knockout game.” The activity has resulted in one North Jersey death and plagued urban areas nationwide.

The three separate, sudden assaults took place  within 15 minutes and involved the same man, who appeared to be acting alone, police said.

The knockout game typically involves a strolling group, with one person suddenly punching a passer-by and another recording video to display on a social media site. “Someone just walks up and cold-cocks someone in the face totally unannounced, totally unprovoked,” city police Capt. Thomas Salcedo said while detailing the local incidents.

He said that the assailant was described as a 6-foot-tall or taller black man with an athletic build who was wearing a black V-neck short-sleeved T-shirt, black pants and a Brooklyn Nets cap. The incidents all took place in the areas of Essex Street, Summit Avenue and Beech Street, Salcedo said, and the victims were two men in their 50s and another in his 20s. None of the men was seriously injured.

The knockout game’s notoriety and base violence led almost a dozen state lawmakers to sponsor five bills late last year to toughen penalties for people who play it. In response to those initiatives, which are still pending, the State Police and the state Attorney General’s Office said they have not seen the violent game as a growing problem in New Jersey.

A 14-year-old was sentenced last week to six years in a juvenile detention center for punching a 46-year-old homeless man in Hoboken last year. The man died. The 14-year-old had been among three teenagers who approached the man; the other two teens received probation.

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Police said the first victim Monday night, a 54-year-old East Orange man, was punched in the face and fell in the Simon’s Market parking lot on Essex Street at 10:35 p.m. Salcedo said the man sustained a large facial cut, but that police don’t know if it was from the punch or the fall.

About 10 minutes later, the assailant ran up behind a 57-year-old city man at Summit Avenue and Beech Street and punched him from behind, hitting him on the right side of his face and jaw, Salcedo said.

Just 100 feet from that spot and three minutes later, the suspect approached a 27-year-old city man and asked for directions, Salcedo said. While the victim looked at his phone, the man punched him “square in the face.”

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  • Tim_in_Indiana

    After they catch that suspect, they should give us AmReners a crack at him…

  • MekongDelta69

    He said that the assailant was described as a 6-foot-tall or taller black man with an athletic build who was wearing a black V-neck short-sleeved T-shirt, black pants and a Brooklyn Nets cap

    The ONLY thing which makes THIS article stand out from the other 2 Billion articles which are carbon copies of this one, is they mentioned the race of the perp.

  • D.B. Cooper

    Here, let’s cut to the chase. My psychic powers are indicating… that… the…
    suspect looks like…. THIS?

    • Michigan Patriot

      If Obama had a son, he would look like this & act like this detritus.

  • Nancy

    I’m surprised we haven’t already seen an uptick in these knockout incidents around the country from emboldened blacks, courtesy of the nonsense coming from Ferguson.

  • BoyScout

    Could someone who is inclined to software/video please make a YouTube video of five seconds each of every knockout game punch ever caught on CCTV. I want to show this to my teenagers. They are still not on guard when going into demilitarized zones. The trouble is, you show them one incident, typical video length one minute, and theyre like “so what?”. But there must be 40 or 50 we could string together. It would be a labor of love for somebody who had the talent and video production. Thanks in advance….

    • Paleoconn

      Why should they go into those areas. You need to tell them to stick to White areas.

  • John Smith

    The Knockout “Game”. What an Orwellian name.

    If there was an avalanche of premeditated white-on-black attacks, imagine how the filthy anti-white media creatures…and the police…and politicians would react.

    • LACountyRedneck

      There should be a vigilante game in response to these knockout game players. We can call it “Black-Out”.

      • http://www.antenna.com Wholly Unconvinced

        To avoid charges of “raayyyycism” we should call it something like “the naptime game” or “the tag! Game” instead of actually having black in the name.

        The same way “knockout game” is the sanitized media “it’s totally not black racism” name for what is really called “polar bear hunting” by the blacks, because they are intentionally targeting whites with this BS.

        We need to name our black hunting game something fun and without racial overtones, because I guarantee the media isn’t going to clean up our image for us.

    • plaintruthforidiots

      I think you meant to say “JEWS”, not “filthy anti-white media creatures”…
      If you’re not naming the Jew, you’re part of the problem…

  • http://saboteur365.wordpress.com/ bigone4u

    Death penalty for them. Why? Because they are murdering civilization–something that took thousands of years to build. It’s not a game. It’s deadly serious and should be punished that way.

  • ye ol’ swampyankee

    Another fine example of an arrogant, emboldened northern black.

  • NoMosqueHere

    They are at war with us; we are not at war with them.

    • MBlanc46

      The latter is what needs to change.

  • LHathaway

    “in what may be the first local incidents of “the knockout game.”

    If you’re white, and live in tolerance and sensitive America, it’s good to know that if you are gravely injured or even killed by blacks the media will be sure to note that’s this is the first time such a thing has ever happened (and not the 4,000,000th time).

  • MBlanc46

    “A 14-year-old was sentenced last week to six years in a juvenile detention center for punching a 46-year-old homeless man in Hoboken last year. The man died. The 14-year-old had been among three teenagers who approached the man; the other two teens received probation.”

    We’ve just taught at least two of these three that they’re exempt from the criminal justice system. Why? Because they’re of the protected race.

  • Uncle_Dan

    “state lawmakers to sponsor five bills late last year to toughen penalties for people who play it.”
    Can’t have that: disparate impact.

  • glennm

    beware of every savage within 100 feet

  • JohnEngelman

    Avoid the approach of a young black man you do not know unless he is obviously dressed for work or church.

    • LACountyRedneck

      You can’t go off of how they dress. Trust me. I’ve seen way to many scams here.

      Example: The well dressed ones near USC try to get students to sign fake petitions to get their numbers, addresses, etc.

      I know of one student that told me she was signing one and cops zoomed in and picked him up.

      Well dressed blacks can be your worst nightmare. I worry least about poorly dressed black bums because I know what to expect from them.

  • none of your business

    JohnEngelman • 5 hours ago
    “Avoid the approach of a young black man you do not know unless he is obviously dressed for work or church.”

    How do you know what blacks wear to work or church. ? How does one avoid blacks who are behind you and then rush to your side and punch the side of your head as hard as they can?
    Englemann is all upset because he can’t figure out a way to insert his jews and asians are superior to the goyim 2 legged beasts unclean filth into the Ferguson riots. He must be proud however at the way his fellow jews have lied and lied and lied and lied and lied about the strong arm robbery and attack on Officer Wilson as he tried to arrest 2 black savages
    BTW, the average Israeli IQ is 94

  • David Ashton

    This game happens in England too, but the perpetrators are just as often white trash. A niece’s husband, a high-level computer worker, was nearly killed, for example.

  • CallahanAuto

    Essex, Summit and Beech … I was just there on Tuesday, it’s an area near Hackensack Hospital. Parked my car on Beech.