63-Year-Old Man Knocked Out, Robbed of $1 in Southeast D.C.

Derrick Ward and Matthew Stabley, NBC Washington, May 26, 2015

D.C. police are looking for a man who knocked another man out with one punch in an apparent robbery May 17 in Southeast.


Surveillance video from nearby Petey Greene Community Center shows the man in a red shirt punch the 63-year-old victim, dropping him to the ground. He stepped away from the motionless victim before returning, bending over him, and apparently going through his pockets and taking a dollar.

Several other people seen in the video did nothing to intervene or assist the victim.



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  • Ronald

    “Several other people seen in the video did nothing to intervene or assist the victim.”

    The “other people” who might have been inclined to help the victim probably knew that, were they to have done so, the Government’s capricious and corrupt “justice” system would have entangled them in a legal morass, likely leaving them open to needing to defend themselves against the robber’s demands to be compensated for any injury he might have suffered.

    • Irishgirl

      Good point, but even if they don’t want to get involved, I would at least expect normal people to react somehow, maybe be alarmed or call an ambulance. These passersby, who appear to me in this grainy video to be black, act like it’s just business as usual.

      • ElComadreja

        That’s the black mentality.

  • JGTThrasher

    I had to walk from SE DC around 1991/92 at 3 AM to get back to NW. Everyone knows to avoid that area. Cab drivers hate finding out their fares are going there because chances are they won’t get paid and may even get robbed. Lucky for me the streets were sparsely populated when I had to make my journey. It was a few crack whores and drug addicts, a couple of dealers and homeless people. Back then I was a punk and had spiked hair, a painted leather jacket and combat boots. Needless to say I stuck out, walking down blocks that white men fear to tread. Whenever I came up on these “vibrant” individuals I just put my hands in my pockets and started muttering and talking to myself,shaking my head back and forth angrily, saying, “Why’s it gotta be a white thing?” loud enough for them to hear. I was counting on my unusual appearance and seeming to be nuts to get them to leave me alone. I was lucky and it worked.

    • pcmustgo

      Walk with a knife/pen in your hand… or a can of hair spray or mace.

      • JGTThrasher

        Didn’t have that option. Had been arrested for drunk and disorderly and had to spend the evening with three members of the “community” in a cell. My friend had been jumped by five of them a few months before in that same holding area. Of course the officers thought it would be neat to release me at 3 AM in that hellhole, even though they knew I had to walk back to NW. I lived on the streets for years in NoVa and DC back in the 80’s and 90’s. You learn to see the contour of broken bricks on the sidewalk in case they are needed. Your environment is full of self defense weapons. Besides, hairspray or a knife isn’t going to stave off being swarmed with bricks and bottles, bats and everything else. You fight one, you fight them all. The idea is either become invisible or become something so unknown that they are unsure of what to do with you.

        • ghettovalley

          When around blacks, it is best to appear as unfriendly as possible. The only thing that they respect and fear is the threat of physical violence. If you find yourself in a black area, you should be ready to use it. They’re very unpredictable. A seemingly friendly encounter can turn ugly in a split second. Don’t give them a cigarette, or a light, or your change, or the time. Give them a nasty look, an assertive refusal, and keep walking.

          • Rob

            If a black approaches me and asks for a dollar for the bus or to use my cell phone to make a call, I simply say I have no money, but just credit cards and I do not give my phone to anyone or that I do not have a phone. Then I quickly walk away.

          • Katherine McChesney

            I tell them to get a job if they ask me for money.

          • Cheri Rodriguez

            White people need to start telling them—”I like those sneakers. Take them off and give them to me. And while you’re at it, take off all your clothes, bitch!” Put THEM on the defensive.

          • Rob

            What do they say then?

          • Jason Lewis

            Absolutely. That give me a light or let me use your phone is probing for weakness.

  • HJ11

    I think the victim is Black. If that’s the case, I don’t care. Blacks can do to Blacks whatever they want. I practice non-interferance in the business of non-Whites. And, if Blacks kill Blacks, well that just means there are fewer Black genes on the planet to compete with White genes.

    • Chip Carver

      Life in the jungle. Period.

      • Rob

        Somethings never change.

    • Speedy Steve


      • adplatt126

        TIA- This Is Africa

    • Illidan Stormragge

      They were probably saying “come at me ngga” for 10 mins before the punch.

    • Light from the East

      Even Al Sharpton won’t care.

      • Cid Campeador

        The unwrapped mummy cares only about himself.

  • Caesar Avgvstvs

    Unfortunately for us, AmRen posts do not accurately portray the negro for what he really is. You have to experience negroes at firsthand in order to fully understand what you are really dealing with. Not only are negroes dumber humans, they are also vicious and depraved creatures, even pure evil incarnate. Negroes are more like the members of some very ancient and very distant hominid lineage than members of the anatomically modern Homo sapiens. My experiences with negroes make it difficult for me to classify them as fully human. Blacks are incapable of assimilating western civilization or functioning within an modern industrial society. They belong to the environment where they originally evolved and are most adapted: the jungles of sub-Saharan Africa.

    • ghettovalley

      A very accurate analysis. They are clearly some sort of leftover archaic remnant of our distant evolutionary past. If not for the meddling of outsiders their population would currently be greatly reduced if not outright eliminated, almost as if by design from nature itself, through the many diseases found in Africa, as well as tribal warfare, genocide, and of course starvation.

    • archer

      Their main problem seems to me is that they can’t think a minute into the future, they will commit heinous crimes on compulsion without giving any thought to the ramifications, a good example is the clown who held a family hostage and then murdered them for 40 g’s, then was caught almost immediately. It defies explanation.

      • Dr. Rieux

        And when caught, even right in the middle of their act, they respond with, “I dindu nuffins.” When I heard that I used to wonder if they thought us such fools that we couldn’t recognize what had occurred. But now, I think, they really are of such a low intelligence that only the brightest can think 30″ into the future and most really think “Dindu nuffins.”

  • MekongDelta69

    Well, of course!

    MLK Avenue – What else but ‘peace and love and harmony’ happens on streets with that ‘revered’ name?

    • Petronius

      uhhh … brotherhood?

      • John Smith

        Brothas in da ‘hood.

    • Katherine McChesney

      Also Rosa Parks Blvds. are in the most dangerous parts of town.

  • Truthseeker

    At MLK, Jr. Ave. What a surprise.

    • Speedy Steve

      Worse. MLK and Malcolm X

  • Tarczan

    The problem here is that the old guy did not try de-escalating the situation.

  • pcmustgo

    Are the victims white or black?

    • Speedy Steve

      Non-White. Ergo, not my problem. What happens in Anacostia stays in Anacostia. Besides, that’s close to Saint Elizabeth’s Loony Bin.

  • JohnEngelman

    In 1974 I would routinely ride my bicycle through South East Washington, DC at six to seven, and nine to ten P.M. I was fortunate that nothing bad happened to me. I thought that those who warned me not to do that were “ignorant racists.” Actually, I was the ignorant one.

    • In 1987 I was lost one night on the city streets of Nanjing, China on a borrowed bicycle until about 3:00 AM. Since I have never spoken much Mandarin, this was a bit of a problem. The factory workers who were out couldn’t understand me. The city was very dark. Fortunately, it is also very flat, so I didn’t get tired, and was eventually able to rediscover the right compound climb over the three-meter fence, carrying the ugly, heavy bicycle in one hand.

      I wasn’t a bit worried, because Chinese don’t behave remotely like blacks. The worst that would have happened is that I’d have waited at a major intersection and after dawn I’d eventually encountered someone who spoke English.

      • JohnEngelman

        I am glad things worked out for you.

        On several occasions I have mentioned that when I lived and worked in downtown San Jose, California I would often get off work at 10:00 pm and walk three miles to get home. The area was full of impoverished Vietnamese war refugees. I was perfectly safe. Today San Jose has one of the lowest crime rates of any large American city.

        • Rob

          Sadly the children of these refugees are making their own Asian gangs and causing havoc in the areas I live.

          • JohnEngelman

            Does that include Vietnamese? The Vietnamese I observed in San Jose were hard working, studious, and law abiding. In the afternoon on week days, and on Saturday they filled the public libraries doing their homework.

          • Rob

            Yes, it includes them as well. I know a boat person that came her in the 70s and she was complaining about her friends kids that were born here or came here as sponsored family members that have joined these gangs. The older generation maybe hardworking and respectable, but the next generation is getting to be lousy. Many of them voted for Obama. I know one Vietnamese kid that is married to a negress and another that joined a black organization and supports negro rights.

          • JohnEngelman

            I voted for Obama too. The Vietnamese I saw in public libraries in San Jose did well in school, and became sucessful professionals.

          • Rob

            Shame that you voted for Obama. Then what made you change your mind??

          • The Asian street gang problem in the USA is primarily Vietnamese (probably Hmong) in origin, although Chinese Triads are also present here.

  • JohnEngelman

    When in or near a black neighborhood always carry pepper spray, or a hand gun if you can get a permit. Do not ever let a young black man you do not know get close to you.

    • John Smith

      Can you do either in DC?

      • JohnEngelman

        Good question. I do not know about getting a permit to carry a concealed hand gun. I take my chances with pepper spray.

        • John Smith

          Better not be too windy, a problem bullets don’t have.

          • JohnEngelman

            Just because a large, young black man I do not know has an angry expression on his face does not mean he is thinking about mugging me. He may be angry because he was robbed recently, or because a friend of his was recently murdered. I would rather make a mistake with pepper spray than with a hand gun.

          • John Smith

            If you make a mistake with pepper spray, it will likely “gift wrap” you for your assailant.

          • AFlaVet

            Let us know how that works out?

          • JohnEngelman

            I have stopped three mugging attempts with pepper spray.

          • Keep Honkin, I’m Reloading

            Nah, all you did is divert 3 muggers on to their next victims. You only “stop” muggers with high velocity lead/copper.

          • H. Mueller

            JohnEngleman, that is a correct decision for you. No offense intended, but you are not educated or wired for what is the use of deadly force, or for carrying a gun for self defense. We who carry do not use our handgun for shooting people with an angry look on their face. We use it to stop an attack that has potential for great bodily harm or death to us.

            Having said that, perhaps you should reconsider your use of pepper spray also. If you attack someone with pepper spray or anything else because they “have an angry look on their face”, you will go to jail. If you think that you can, as you say, “make a mistake”, you might be missing some important points in human interaction.

        • Tim

          I use both. The lethal force for my protection and the pepper spray for those those who taunt me to shoot them knowing that I view it as a court of last resort…

  • Simonetta

    This attack by an wild animal against a human being is a good example of why we need to stop buying ‘ordinary’ surveillance video cameras. The low resolution of the image makes it impossible to differentiate the animal who did the assault from the animals who simply watched it do the act.

    We need cameras with ultra-high resolution: 30-40 megapixels vs. the 2-6 megapixel imaging cameras that are currently used for surveillance. With better cameras, a rogue animal can be identified through facial-recognition software that is mapped against a library of digitized mug shots, hunted down to its lair, and euthanized. The image caught by the camera here shows only a black male humanoid with a red cotton T-shirt. Which is not much to go on.

    Having realistic law enforcement and encouraging people to carry firearms when in the presence of feral animals will only go so far to ensure public safety for citizens. Especially, as in this and many other cases, the animals attack without provocation or warning.

    Perhaps a series of ultra-small (1 cubic centimeter or less) cameras of the currently used low-resolution 2-3 megapixels that records the identifying facial images of an animal as it is attacking a citizen would be useful in tracking and eliminating the beast after the attack. But that approach would still be too expensive to be useful, given that citizens who don’t have the financial resources to live away from beasts would not be able to afford these lower cost cameras.

    We should reallocate federal funds from the permanent endless foreign war that moves from one useless third-world hellhole to another every ten years to be used to protect citizens at home. Or use small quadcopter drones with high resolution cameras to fly over the sectors where the wild humanoid animals do their hunting in order to identify them, ‘tag ’em and bag ’em, and keep an hourly updated listing of where they are that could downloaded from the internet to your smart phone. That would be a gross invasion of privacy for a citizen, but dangerous feral animals can not expect to have the same level of privacy guarantees that a citizen would reasonable have.

    Technically, a 30-60 megapixel camera would require enormous digital storage if it were doing full video. But since it’s being used for animal identification, taking a high-resolution photograph once a second instead of full video should be sufficient.

    • sl

      Or just segregate.

  • Sloppo

    The bystanders seem very nonchalant about what happened. Since the race of the victim was not identifiable, I wonder if they were so apathetic because they couldn’t care less because the victim is white or if it’s just because attacking and robbing are such completely normal everyday behaviors in their society.

  • ghettovalley

    Let’s take a look at the close-up and try to identify this gentleman, shall we? Hmm, let’s see… Stupid looking hat, droopy pants, Air Jordans, and an incredibly ugly black face. That sure narrows down the list of suspects likely found on MLK Blvd.

  • Jon Smith

    White privilege in action?

  • Speedy Steve

    No humans involved. What else could you expect at the intersection of Marxist Lucifer King and Malcolm X Sts.?

  • Speedy Steve

    Give die-versity half the policing it needs and they holler racism. Give them none and they ook about being unsafe. Lets give them none for a few months. Crime will fall eventually.

  • Speedy Steve

    The victim only had $1. Not White.

  • bubo

    This type of mindless savagery is the norm in black neighborhoods. Whites are brow beaten and called racist for noticing this plainly obvious truth. When the truth is so plainly visible and yet is derided and shouted down it means that the end is hopefully near. See Soviet Union breakup.

    • ghettovalley

      Balkanization is our sad yet inevitable fate. The racial demographics of America have shifted too far. Our birthrate steadily falls year after year while the hoardes of third worlders reproduce like roaches. It’s only a matter of time.

      • Cid Campeador

        By Third Worlders I assume you’re including our Home grown Blacks who have yet to leave the Third World.
        Bob Grant RIP used to say back in the 80s,
        “We’re slowly slipping and sliding down the slope to Third World Status.”

        • ghettovalley

          Yes, even if they were born and raised in the US they’re still third world scum to me.

  • Tim

    I care about it in that it illustrates the preferred striking method and shows those watching the positioning used and time lag between the telegraph of intent and the hit…

  • GAWZ

    The record is still the senior citizen up in the NYC area who was mugged for 7¢. This was a couple of years ago. Yeah, the assailant was Black.

  • H. Mueller

    If the victim had been White, I would be outraged. It appears that the victim is black. What should I have for supper tonight?

    • GAWZ

      I don’t know about you but I’m having BBQ Schicken wit Stubb’s BBQ sauce n stuff.

  • Magician

    The victim might have been a black, or a white male, but I am once again amazed by how young homies bet their own lives and safety just to end up gaining maybe $20~$30, and in this specific crime, as much as $1!! One of the reasons I would never rob anyone, is because I never know if the victim will draw and his concealed legal weapon. Or I might end up receiving a sentence. It is for my own safety. I have five girls to feed ( my queen, two princesses and two recently adopted cats )

    Eve Carson is another example. The two black men who murdered her, ended up stealing an amount less than $100, but they senselessly murdered her which was utterly unnecessary, and the two men ended up receiving two life sentences each, with no chance of a parole.

    If they only had stolen her money, but left her alive, their sentence would been less than a year in length. They ended up permanently ruining their own lives because they wanted to steal a tiny amount of cash. Their own stupidity ended up ruining their own lives.

    • Jason Lewis

      They don’t think more than 5 minutes into the future. I blame her murder on a society that tells young women like Eva to ignore your better judgement as not to appear racist.

  • Transpower

    Always carry Mace!

  • Poupon Marx

    Same thing in Sweden. They have been conditioned to accept the unacceptable and the “State” will take care of everything, similar to parents of a minor child. That’s what oligarchies and fascists strive for: to make you a Borg, a hooked up protoplasm to the Matrix.

  • Keep Honkin, I’m Reloading

    On MLK Blvd no less