This is so pathetic and cowardly. How is it that four teenagers can be so bereft of conscience that they decide to surround and attack a 36-year-old woman who is just out walking her dog in Brooklyn? How does that happen?
NY DAILY NEWS – A Brooklyn woman who was attacked by a group of young punks may be the city’s latest victim of the so-called Knockout Game.
The victim, 36, was walking her dog near the intersection of Gold and Water Sts. in Vinegar Hill about 8:50 p.m. Sunday when the teens zeroed in on her, apparently for no reason, police said. One of them punched her in the face, and another also struck her, causing an injury to her back, police said. The suspects then took off, fleeing into an apartment building on nearby York St.
The woman, who lives in Vinegar Hill,was not seriously injured. Police would not say if the assault was an instance of the Knockout Game, in which wannabe toughs assault a victim and usually film it for posting. Such attacks caused a frenzy across the U.S. late last year, leading to at least three deaths.
Police said the suspects in the Brooklyn attack are black and between the ages of 14 and 17.