Police investigate 'knockout' game attack
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.

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