Bob Unruh, WND, May 30, 2015
Roaming gangs of black youths descended on a festival in Cincinnati, carrying out a number of attacks that resembled the “Knockout Game,” a nationwide phenomenon in which randomly selected victims are struck in the head, sometimes fatally.
In one attack, Sunday night, about 20 black teen girls kicked, stomped on and punched a man who was trying to catch a bus.
WKRC-TV in Cincinnati reported David Manz, who is white, was heading to his night shift at Dunkin Donuts when the girls attacked and left him with bruises, scrapes and broken ribs.
“They ran straight at me and attacked me,” Manz told a reporter with Cincinnati’s Channel 12. “It was as if it was fun to them. Like it was a game.”
WKRC’s report noted the attacks happened last weekend while thousands of people were in town for the annual “Taste of Cincinnati” festival.
“There are also stories of random violence. People jumped, punched, and kicked by groups of teenagers,” the station reported. “One victim said the thugs seemed to enjoy hurting him.”
Reporter Deborah Dixon said one of the victims was Jon Deters, the son of county prosecutor Joe Deters. He was punched and fell to the ground, then was kicked and now has a concussion. His girlfriend tried to intervene and also was punched out, the station reported.
Detectives told WKRC the victims were not robbed, and there were no arguments ahead of time that would provoke an attack.