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What's the deal with these Knockout Attacks? Three More “Knockout” Attacks Reported In Philadelphia Area

Posted by on Nov. 21, 2013 at 10:19 PM
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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — “Knockout” attacks have been reported in several states around the country and now investigators believe three people have been attacked in our area.

Police in Lower Merion are investigating two attacks in the area, and Philadelphia detectives are investigating an attack in Northeast Philadelphia.

It’s a violent crime that in other parts of the country has proven fatal.

Videos from cities around the country show people being punched and beaten at random.

The attackers are calling their crimes a game, the goal being to knock out the victim with one punch.

Mark Cumberland is a victim of a “Knockout” assault.

“Someone asked me for a cigarette and by the time I got my hands out my pocket I was getting hit by four kids.”

He says, “It was hard seeing and I’m still having trouble breathing and swallowing.”

Cumberland was walking out of a Fox Chase pizza shop on November 11th when he was attacked.

“There’s no reason at all. I mean, I didn’t get robbed, they didn’t take nothing from me. They just beat me up.”

Lower Merion Police say suspects Samuel Hayles and Markus January were arrested on October 29th,just moments after they allegedly ambushed and beat a 63-year-old man who was walking his dog.

Lt. Frank Higgins of the Lower Merion Police says, “He punched him right in the mouth and knocked him to the ground. The victim began to scream and yell for someone to call the police.”

A neighbor of the victim, Jeri Greenfield says, “I think it’s absolutely horrible. I think this is a beautiful neighborhood and I didn’t expect anything like that here.”

An elderly man was also attacked when he was mowing his lawn outside of his home.

The suspect in that attack is still on the loose.

Bruce Myer, a neighbor of the elderly victim says, “A kid came up to him and just punching him in the mouth. He ended up laying the street with his lawnmower.”

The only apparent motive in these attacks, as in all “Knockout” attacks, is to inflict injury on a random victim.

Myer says, “The kid did it on a dare. He said give me five dollars and I’ll knock that guy out.”

It’s very sad that before you used to walk on the street with no worries whatsoever,” neighbor Al Ciavijo said.

The elderly victim is now using a cane and a walker to get around. He has had to undergo multiple medical procedures.

That suspect is still on the loose, as are the suspects in the Northeast Philadelphia attack.

http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2013/11/20/three-knockout-game-attacks-reported-in-philadelphia-area/

by on Nov. 21, 2013 at 10:19 PM
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Liastele
by Member on Nov. 21, 2013 at 10:21 PM

The only thing I can figure is that teens are stupid herd-mentality creatures and they would rather throw away their future to fit in with other stupid teens.


lga1965
by on Nov. 21, 2013 at 10:28 PM
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This reminds me of a bizarre,violent movie "Clockwork Orange". Gangs of guys attacking people for thrills. It was sick and fiction. Who would've thought it would be actual happenings? Are people losing grip and their minds? Immorality seems to be the norm.
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NWP
by guerrilla girl on Nov. 21, 2013 at 11:22 PM

Wasn't this posted last week?

jcrew6
by Gold Member on Nov. 21, 2013 at 11:30 PM
Quoting NWP:

Wasn't this posted last week?





I don't know. I log on for a few days, then I don't make it back on for a few days. I'm not on here Every. Single. Day.
lga1965
by on Nov. 21, 2013 at 11:42 PM
Looks like this is a new follow up to the original article. More "knockout"attacks.
It's disturbing.


Quoting NWP:

Wasn't this posted last week?

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Radarma
by "OneDar" on Nov. 22, 2013 at 10:29 AM

Nobody here wants to talk about it though.


Radarma
by "OneDar" on Nov. 22, 2013 at 10:30 AM


Quoting NWP:

Wasn't this posted last week?

Three more attacks this week.

"Disturbing".

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