After a recent wave of vicious “knockout game” attacks in New York, an arrest has finally been made in connection to at least seven separate incidents on Long Island.
North Amityville resident Darryl Mitchell, 20, has been arrested for perpetrating those attacks and has been charged with four counts of third-degree assault. He has pleaded not guilty.
Reports show that all seven of the attacks happened in Mitchell’s surrounding area, occurring randomly during broad daylight. All of the attack victims were male, and Mitchell reportedly followed the same procedure with each one, walking up to the random strangers and punching them directly in the face before walking away.
One of the victims, Darryl Jones, recalls the spontaneous attack that happened as he was walking home from a trip to the grocery store around 3 p.m.
"He was walking on the sidewalk and I moved out of the way just to step into the street and he stood in front of me holding up his hands and hit me in the face," said Jones. “If I wasn't strong enough, I probably would've passed out.”
“Right after he assaulted me, the next day he assaulted someone else down the street and someone after that,” continued Jones. “The guy is a terror.”
The victims of Mitchell’s random “knockout” style attacks range in age from 17 to 69. The attacks reportedly go back to some time in April. Mitchell didn’t post the $50,000 cash bail and is currently being held at Suffolk County Jail