The “Knockout game” used to be big news. Practically a day didn’t go where we weren’t hearing about an innocent person wasn’t brutally attacked thanks to this “game”. Well, it’s back and this time the victim happens to be 54 year old William Griffith. Unfortunately for the perpetrator, the attack was all caught on tape.
According to The Blaze:
William Griffith, Jr. said he was just minding his own business walking home last Saturday afternoon following his job cleaning elderly people’s apartments when he got a very unwelcome greeting from a fellow pedestrian on a Cincinnati sidewalk.
Surveillance video shows a man approaching Griffith from behind and sucker punching him in the head.
The blow crumpled the victim to the pavement and knocked him out, WCPO-TV reported, citing Hamilton County court documents.
“I was stunned,” Griffith told WXIX-TV. “I couldn’t believe it. I mean, the dude came right up from behind me …”
He told the station he doesn’t know his attacker — who is seen on video walking away right after the sucker punch — or why he did it.
“This generation, I don’t know,” Griffith told WXIX. “I’m old school. I’m 54 years old … I don’t know their motives … I mean, just to have fun?”
After the surveillance video hit social media, it was identified as the infamous “knockout game,” WCPO said — a scary pastime in which pedestrians are randomly punched and cellphone videos of the assaults are often posted online.
Griffith suffered facial cuts, a black eye, and a broken jaw and said if the attack on him was a kind of game, he doesn’t find it amusing.
“I mean if you wanna get a thrill, do something positive,” he told WXIX.
Thankfully, the attacker who was identified as 29-year-old Keith Capell was arrested Wednesday and was charged with assault in connection to the brutal incident. Hopefully, this doesn’t become a common occurrence like it once was, but all it takes is one person to start a trend. What do you think?
Source: The Blaze