Philly Police Investigate ‘Knockout’ Game Attack
PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Philadelphia police believe a man assaulted outside a pizzeria is the victim of the so-called “knockout” game.
The Philadelphia Inquirer reports that a 15-year-old was arrested Thursday in the Nov. 11 attack in the city’s Fox Chase section.
Authorities say a 29-yearold man was kicked and punched by three or four people after agreeing to give someone a cigarette.
Officer Tanya Little says police are looking closely at random attacks to see if they are linked to the game.
They include the attack on a 25- year- old man knocked off his bicycle and punched Friday night in South Philadelphia.
Authorities say the goal of the “game” is to knock a random pedestrian unconscious.
Police in nearby Lower Merion are investigating two similar attacks.