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Brooklyn man who sucker-punched woman in Bushwick caught

Posted: 2:20 AM, Aug 15, 2014
Updated: 2014-08-15 02:20:49-04

BUSHWICK (PIX11)– A man who sucker-punched a 34-year-old woman on a Brooklyn sidewalk was arrested Thursday afternoon, according to police.

Willie Stephens, 33, of Brooklyn is being charged with felony assault after what appears to be another “Knockout Game”- related incident.

The punching occurred on 795 Monroe Street around 3:45 p.m. Thursday when Stephens ran up to the unsuspecting victim and hit her in the eye, police say.

He then fled before being found by two officers working a summer youth camp in the area on Howard Avenue and Jefferson Street.

The victim was taken to a local hospital with a head injury and later released.