Elderly woman could be city’s 10th ‘knockout game’ victim

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Yvonne Small, 76, 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.

Elderly woman could be city’s 10th ‘knockout game’ victim

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.

Tony Herbert, community activist and member of National Action Network,  holds a press conference in front of a Nail Salon at 745 New Lotts avenue in East New York, Brooklyn, to speak out against “knockout attacks.”

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Tony Herbert, community activist and member of National Action Network, holds a press conference in front of a Nail Salon at 745 New Lotts avenue in East New York, Brooklyn, to speak out against “knockout attacks.”

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She was treated at Brookdale University Hospital and discharged. Her attacker was being sought by police.

Videos of knockout attacks have been attracting much more attention than usual in recent months.

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Videos of knockout attacks have been attracting much more attention than usual in recent months.

As she was being attacked, an already-planned rally against the sick game was wrapping up in the same neighborhood.

Another knockout victim, seen here, was hit on New Lots Avenue near Warwick in Brooklyn on November 26, 2013.

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Another knockout victim, seen here, was hit on New Lots Avenue near Warwick in Brooklyn on November 26, 2013.

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.

Manhattan chef Diego Moya was an apparent victim of the 'Knockout' game while visiting his family in Philadelphia for Thanksgiving. The chef, who works at Casa Mono, suffered a broken jaw and nose during the attack.

Diego Moya

Manhattan chef Diego Moya was an apparent victim of the ‘Knockout’ game while visiting his family in Philadelphia for Thanksgiving. The chef, who works at Casa Mono, suffered a broken jaw and nose during the attack.

“It’s going to get you locked up.”

Surveillance footage shows a Jewish man being brutally assaulted Nov. 10 during one of many suspected 'knockout game' attacks in Crown Heights, Brooklyn.

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Surveillance footage shows a Jewish man being brutally assaulted Nov. 10 during one of many suspected ‘knockout game’ attacks in Crown Heights, Brooklyn.

Herbert said activists will pressure social media websites to take down videos of the sick attacks.

The “knockout game” has already claimed lives in Syracuse, St. Louis and New Jersey. Several injuries have been reported in Crown Heights. One of the New York victims said he believes he was targeted because he’s an Orthodox Jew.

Officers from the 75th precinct tapes off an area on Wortman Avenue between Alabama and Georgia Avenue, the scene of a possible  “knockout attack.”

Joe Marino

Officers from the 75th precinct tapes off an area on Wortman Avenue between Alabama and Georgia Avenue, the scene of a possible “knockout attack.”

Manhattan chef Diego Moya, 30, suffered a broken nose and fractured jaw when he was attacked during a trip to Philadelphia Tuesday. His jaw was wired shut after a three hour surgery. He believes his group of attackers may have been motivated by the twisted game.

Source: nydailynews

One Response

  1. 5 War Veteran says:

    New York NEW YORK! A wonderful town! Assault and Battery is up and old ladies are down!
    Your local government cannot do anything ab out these crimes except take legally owned weapons from Law Abiding citizens. Leaving them even more open to attack. Kind of like putting homosexuals in prison because they are gay.

    Gun control and confiscation ALWAYS ends up in more violent crime. It is a STATISTICAL fact. Get your heads out of your asses.

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