EAST NEW YORK (PIX11) – The cowardly attack came the day after Thanksgiving when a man delivered a brutal punch to an unsuspecting elderly woman, sending her to the concrete in what may have been another incident of the ‘knockout game.’
The vicious ‘game’ involves trying to sucker-punch strangers — knocking them out with one blow. On Thursday, Brooklyn community leaders and citizens came together to decry the string of senseless assaults — several of them in the Crown Heights section of the borough.
Thirty minutes after the press conference was over however, a 76-year-old woman walking on Wortman Avenue around 11:35 a.m. was punched from behind, causing her to collapse on the sidewalk, police said. Nothing was taken in the attack.
Police are looking for a man seen on surveillance footage fleeing the scene.
The victim was treated at Brookdale Hospital and released.
Anyone with information is urged to call the anonymous police tip line Crimestoppers at 800-577-TIPS.