NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – A new plan has been launched to crack down on a dangerous game called “knockout,” which has been caught on camera in New York and other cities.READ MORE: Veteran Falls Victim To Phishing Scam, Loses $19,000 From Chase Bank Account Meant For Daughter's College Education
As CBS 2’s John Slattery reported, the “game” has been picking up steam in particular in Brooklyn. There have been seven so-called “knockout” or “polar bear” assaults in the Crown Heights and Midwood sections of Brooklyn since October, Police Commissioner Ray Kelly said Wednesday.
The attacks have been caught on camera. People simply walk by and are sucker-punched by the offenders for no apparent reason.