Posted: November 24, 2013 - 4:12am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia police believe a man assaulted outside a pizzeria is the victim of the so-called "knockout" game.
The Philadelphia Inquirer reports that a 15-year-old was arrested Thursday in the Nov. 11 attack in the city's Fox Chase section.
Authorities say a 29-year-old man was kicked and punched by three or four people after agreeing to give someone a cigarette.
Officer Tanya Little says police are looking closely at random attacks to see if they are linked to the game.
They include the attack on a 25-year-old man knocked off his bicycle and punched Friday night in South Philadelphia.
Authorities say the goal of the "game" is to knock a random pedestrian unconscious.
Police in nearby Lower Merion are investigating two similar attacks.