Elderly Woman Becomes NYC’s 10th ‘Knockout’ Victim Just Moments After Rally to End Random Violence
The New York City Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying and locating the person caught in this surveillance camera who is wanted in an assault on a 76-year-old woman in the 75 Precinct in Brooklyn on Friday. (NY Daily News)
An elderly Brooklyn woman became the tenth knock-out victim in New York City after a rally against the “game” earlier in the day.
The New York Daily News reported:
A 76-year-old Brooklyn woman was punched in the back of the head by a stranger in what residents fear could be the city’s tenth “knockout game” attack.
Yvonne Small fell to the ground after being punched by her assailant on Alabama Ave. and Wortman Ave. in East New York about 11:35 a.m., according to police sources.
She was treated at Brookdale University Hospital and discharged. Her attacker was being sought by police.
Activists called for an end to the “game,” in which punks try to knock a stranger unconscious with a single punch, then post video of the attack online.
“We’re not going to tolerate anybody striking, hitting or putting their hands on our women in any shape or fashion,” said Tony Herbert, president of the National Action Network Brooklyn chapter.