Midwood grandmother attack may be latest ‘knockout’ victim
BROOKLYN - A 78-year-old woman says she was punched in the head while walking in Midwood in the latest of a string of random assaults in the area.
The grandmother says a young black man punched her for no reason while she was walking on East Fifth Street and Avenue L after a day of shopping in Manhattan on Nov. 5. The suspect did not steal anything from her.
The family believes the attack was part of rash of 'knockout game' related crimes. The premise of the 'game' is to punch an unsuspecting passerby and knock them unconscious.
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The woman’s family is urging anyone that has been attacked in a similar way to contact the authorities.