|by Geoffrey Grider|
Disturbing video released Tuesday shows a man randomly punching a 65-year-old man in the face as he’s walking along a Brooklyn Heights street.
The attack was captured on surveillance video and shows the suspect walking with a group of people down Joralemon Street near the corner of Henry Street, as the victim is walking in the opposite direction around 11:15 p.m. July 6.
As the man nears, the suspect can be seen taking a running start as he gears up to land the punch, which broke the victim’s glasses and knocked him over a fence and into some bushes. The attacker then calmly walks off with the group as the man struggles to get back on his feet.
The sucker punch recalls the sick 'knockout game,' in which criminals try to render their victims unconscious with a single blow.
The victim was taken to an area hospital, where he was treated and released.
Cops described the suspect as a black male standing around 5 feet 10 and weighing around 160 pounds. He was last seen wearing a white T-shirt and sneakers.
Police are asking anyone with information in regards to this incident to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477).
Be aware of your surroundings when walking in urban areas:
This is how is goes in the Knockout Game, one distracts you and the other sucker punches you. Being situationally aware can go a long way to preventing these types of attacks.