The “knockout game” hasn’t been such a knockout for one suspected Philadelphia man who failed to knock two victims unconscious over the past two weeks, and was photographed and videotaped in the acts.
Philadelphia SEPTA police interviewed a person of interest last week in the two suspected knockout game assaults that occurred at the Erie station on the Broad Street Line and at the Broad and Arch Street intersection on Nov. 15 and Nov. 20.
The first assault was caught on a security camera:
The woman in the second failed attack snapped the following picture of the assailant with her phone after he struck her from behind:
“We believe based on the photo that you have made available online that this is the same person,” SEPTA representative Jerri Williams told Philadelphia Magazine last week. “We had officers and detectives out looking, and they found somebody fitting the description sitting at Broad and Ontario on street level around 1 p.m.”
Police have yet to report if the suspect questioned was arrested or charged.