Rash of ‘Knockout’ Attacks Has Some New Yorkers Worried
Valerie Castro, CBS New York, October 27, 2017
There were warnings Friday about a possible upsurge in knockout attacks in which people are sucker punched for no good reason.
Video of one such incident shows a woman being suddenly kicked and then punched by a man. She was knocked out cold on the ground, but rather than help her several people took out phones to take pictures.
Nobody called the police.
“As he went to tie up his dogs to confront these kids, the group distracted him from the front and then one came up behind him and hit him in the head,” a witness said.
Another similar incident happened last month in Manhattan.
“The police last night were telling me that this group of kids, it was the second time they had done it last night, and this seems to be this ongoing contest or trend amongst these teens,” one person said.