A New York man has been arrested in connection with at least a half-dozen "knockout game" attacks dating all the way back to April.
Twenty-year-old Darryl Mitchell, of Long Island, is expected to be charged in the assaults of six local residents, at least two of them elderly, local ABC affiliate WABC-TV reported. He has pleaded not guilty to four counts of assault.
All of Mitchell's alleged attacks took place "spontaneously and in broad daylight," in the town of Babylon, police said. At least so far, all of his victims appear to be male — two of whom were over the age of 65, Israel National News reported.
The "knockout game" is a disturbing trend among inner-city youths where teens try to exhibit their machismo by targeting a stranger and trying to knock them out with one punch.
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