By now, most Americans are familiar with the horrific Knockout Game, a creepy “sport” where people prey on random unsuspencting citizens and attempt to know them out with one sucker punch. The game has become an urban city phenomenon and people have died or been seriously injured in the attacks.
According to the New York Post, the latest victim of the Knockout Game is a woman who is six months pregnant with her unborn child.
The newspaper provides more details and a video is below. Fortunately, neither she nor her unborn baby were killed or inured in this random act of violence.
Jannatul Ferdous, a 34-year-old Brooklyn resident who is six months pregnant, was walking down a sidewalk in Bedford-Stuyvesant alongside her sister when Willie Stephens, 33, allegedly sneaked up behind her and socked her in the head around 3:45 p.m. Thursday, sources said.
Ferdous was knocked unconscious during the sudden attack, but neither she nor her child was critically injured.
Ferdous’ sister immediately called the cops and gave them a description of the attacker, who fled. Officers found Stephens three blocks away and arrested him. The alleged assailant, who does not have a criminal record, was charged with assault.
Cops believe the attack could be connected to the “knockout game,” in which criminals try to punch their victims unconscious with a single blow. The attack appeared to be random and officers believe Stephens did not know his victim, sources said.
Ferdous was taken to Woodhull Medical Center in Brooklyn.