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Elderly Woman Punched To The Ground In New York Is City's TENTH Victim Of Sickening "KNOCK OUT" Craze

Suspect: Police want to speak to this man after a 76-year-old woman was knocked to the ground

Suspect: Police want to speak to this man after a 76-year-old woman was knocked to the ground

A 76-year-old woman who was knocked to the ground by a stranger yesterday is thought to be the latest victim in a dangerous 'knock out' game in New York. 

Yvonne Small was walking through Brooklyn at about 11.30am when an unidentified person punched her in the back of the head. 

Ms Small, who was knocked to the ground in the unprovoked attack, is believed to the the tenth victim in a sick craze.

Her attacker struck shortly after members of the Rev Al Sharpton's group held a rally nearby to try to bring an end to the street violence.

Surveillance footage of the attack has been released, as police try to track Ms Small's assailant, according to the Gothamist.

Nine other victims, many Jewish residents of Brooklyn neighborhoods, have also fallen victim to the sick craze where passers by sucker punch strangers in an attempt to knock them out in one move.

The National Action Network group has been rallying to prevent further attacks, and has called on social media groups to stop showing violent videos of similar attacks.

 

'We will be talking to the advertisers of those networks to make sure that they understand if they don’t take action, we will take action,' Tony Herbert, president of the group’s East Brooklyn chapter, said.

Ms Small, who was treated for bruising to her head, is the second-oldest woman to have been injured in the violent craze.

A 78-year-old woman is the oldest victim, and an Orthodox Jew who was knocked out in Crown Heights is believed to have been racially targeted.

Similar attacks have also been reported in states including Connecticut, New Jersey, Illinois, Missouri and Washington.

The suspect in Ms Small's attack is described as being a black male in his 20s or 30s. Ms Small told police she had seen him lurking suspiciously moments before, the New York Post reported.

'This is what we're coming to in our community that our children are finding recreation in hurting someone,' Lesha Seku, who is part of the group campaigning against the craze, told ABC News.

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Comment by Sonya Moore on December 2, 2013 at 9:05am
Its my opinion that It's everywhere & soon no one will be safe if something is not done with our misguided youth. NYPD can attempt to put a stop to this knockout craze with Unidentified vans & trucks.....Sting operation style.......Prison is most of these guys next home & their resumes will be limited in finding future jobs. One by one they will be caught or will just stop with God's help. Pray for each of them, because this is a generation cursed with demons & evil without Self discipline, parental guidance or Jesus Christ........
Comment by vaughn mitchell on December 1, 2013 at 11:56pm

They need jail time, or time out in jail.

Comment by Susan Murray on December 1, 2013 at 5:15pm
something is SERIOUSLY wrong, with these people causing these attacks!!! and unprovoked too!!! the world we luve in is becoming a very scary, sick, world.
Comment by Ripper on December 1, 2013 at 12:49pm
I don't feel bad when I hear of them being shot or killed.
Comment by AfricanGoddess on December 1, 2013 at 12:28pm

These young punks need love,it's obvious something is amiss in their life.They need to utilized their pent up frustration for something meaningful,but they sure don't have the outlet for this...

They are getting all the wrong signals from our stupid,low level thinking/acting society!The fact is,if things do not turn around now...a majority of our people are heading for the path of no return.

DOOMED!

 

Comment by Sando Warrior on December 1, 2013 at 11:50am

We are living in a different generation today and the youths in general have no morals and are very disrespectful elders and their piers. I was suckered punched by one off three thugs when I came to the defense off someone that was being bullied and boy did they meet their match.This happened in a Casino bathroom and I beat the s*** out off these thugs. It took three security guards to pull me off these useless society bums.I am a well build former military and martial arts fighter. I later found out one off them had a loaded weapon and the other two had box cutters All there were arrested and doing community service. They apologized to me in courts and I also found out they were high on drugs. The enemies out there are irresponsible parents ,bad drugs, gangs, violent movies ,negative lyrics rappers and  the legal system that do not allow parents to discipline their own children just to name a few.

Comment by Lorraine Andrews on December 1, 2013 at 9:00am
This need to stop
Comment by walter lashley on December 1, 2013 at 3:45am
When people get shot for doing that, what will the cop's do to those protecting themselves.
Comment by Ms. Jayy on December 1, 2013 at 12:51am
Trini Boo is right, they are surely gonna do it the wrong person. And some one or many of them are gonna get killed. They are targeting weak people. I keep my shank on me and in my whip at all times. I don't play that. Any suspicious faces, ill be sure to be ready. I even told my family to be ready to attack anyone of those no good no life sons of b******. It's ridiculous that you can't even walk on he street without being afraid of being assaulted.
Comment by triniboo on November 30, 2013 at 11:58pm
i just pray it ends soon.these punks will eventually run up on the WRONG person and get hurt if not killed.

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