web analytics
November 29, 2014 / 7 Kislev, 5775
At a Glance
News & Views
Sponsored Post
IDC Herzliya Campus A Day on Campus

To mark IDC Herzliya’s 20th anniversary, we spent a day following Prof. Uriel Reichman, IDC’s founder and president, and Jonathan Davis, VP for External Relations, around its delightful campus.



Long Island Man Arrested in ‘Knockout’ Attacks

Mitchell was arrested on Dec. 4, after he was identified by four victims.
Darryl Mitchell, 20, of North Amityville, LI, has been charged with attacks on half a dozen random residents in Amityville, Babylon and North Babylon since April.

Darryl Mitchell, 20, of North Amityville, LI, has been charged with attacks on half a dozen random residents in Amityville, Babylon and North Babylon since April.
Photo Credit: Suffolk County District Attorney

NBC News reports that a Long Island man has been accused of punching seven random victim in “knockout game” attacks, and is expected to be indicted and arraigned on assault charges Wednesday.

Darryl Mitchell, 20, is accused of attacking several victims for no apparent reason over the past 8 months, according to Suffolk County authorities. The victims’ ages range from 17 to 69.

Mitchell may be the first suspect arrested in Suffolk county for “knockout game” attacks, in which the perpetrators punch unsuspecting victims and run away.

According to Newsday, on Nov. 10, a lawyer saw Mitchell walking “aggressively” toward him and moved toward the curb to avoid him, but Mitchell ran up and punched the lawyer in the right eye, cutting his eyelid. The cut required seven stitches.

On Nov. 30, a 69-year-old man was rummaging through the trunk of his car, parked on Williams Avenue in North Amityville, when he heard someone approach from behind.

“When he turned around, he was punched twice in the head,” District Attorney Thomas Spota said in a statement. “He told us he spent a couple of weeks with horrendous headaches.”

Two men were attacked only a few hours apart on Dec. 1, according to NBC News. In the first incident, the suspect punched a 66-year-old man in the face on the same North Amityville street where Mitchell lives.

A few hours later, another man, who was on his way to church, was hit, Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office spokesman Robert Clifford told Newsday.

“The defendant ran up to him and suddenly punched him in the face multiple times and he fell to the ground,” Clifford said.

Mitchell was arrested on Dec. 4, after he was identified by four victims. He has pleaded not guilty to four counts of third-degree assault in an initial arraignment, but is expected to face additional charges Wednesday.

Mitchell is being held in lieu of $50,000 bail. It’s not known whether he has an attorney.

About the Author: Tibbi Singer is a veteran contributor to publications such as Israel Shelanu and the US supplement of Yedioth, and Jewish Business News.


If you don't see your comment after publishing it, refresh the page.

Our comments section is intended for meaningful responses and debates in a civilized manner. We ask that you respect the fact that we are a religious Jewish website and avoid inappropriate language at all cost.

If you promote any foreign religions, gods or messiahs, lies about Israel, anti-Semitism, or advocate violence (except against terrorists), your permission to comment may be revoked.

47 Responses to “Long Island Man Arrested in ‘Knockout’ Attacks”

  1. Throw away the key…

  2. Throw away the key…

  3. Throw away the key…

  4. Throw away the key…

  5. I hope they and catch others also. They all deserve a swift and lasting punishment.

  6. I hope they and catch others also. They all deserve a swift and lasting punishment.

  7. Bob Kirsch says:

    Throw them in prison for life.

  8. Knock the coward out and let him wake up in jail….

  9. Gail Reynolds says:

    Any idea if this was racial? Just recently happened in Katy Texas and the young man involved may be charged with a hate crime by the FBI.

  10. Cody Flecker says:

    Please show sensitivity here. President Obama just might claim this young man to be his son.

  11. Eran Spiro says:

    He must be mentally deranged !

  12. Can’t receive harsh enough punishment, but some frigin judge and Obama will slap there hand! Betua

  13. Those thugs are not mentally deranged, but they hate whitey, its pure hate nothing else. Where are Sharpton and Jackson now to address tis disgrace.

  14. if the victims show that this is racially motivated – why not a "hate crime"?

  15. Lloyd Bergner says:

    Justice will be served if this obama look-alike gets jail time

  16. Yes, I can see the similarity; he looks just like POTUS Obama's son, that is, if he had a son!

  17. Leo Erwin says:

    POTUS….OBAMA'S SON……IF HE HAD A SON…..HEHEHEHEHEHEHEH….WWELL HE NEEDS SOME JOB LIKE DISHWASHING IN A CHINESE RESTAURANT IN CHINA….THAT CURES A LOT OF ILLS……..

  18. Mick Bolton says:

    Good. I hope they send the bastard down for a long time.

  19. Ray Hamlett says:

    A long prison term in an Arien Cell Block!

  20. Try “knocking out” your new cell mate! Real tough guy now, right?

  21. Les Le Gear says:

    You gotta be kidding. They're going to defend the savage. They'll blame "whitey" for past discrimination which caused him to strike out against the "oppressor".

  22. Hope he enjoys being Bubba's girl.

  23. Sandra Belic says:

    The more primitive and dull, the more aggressive and violent.

  24. Too bad his punishment can't be punched in the face multiple times then thrown in jail!

  25. This guy looks nothing like Obama. And considering this guy targeted people because he assumed they were all similar, lumping this guy with Obama is just a few punches short of being just as bad as what he did.

  26. Tami Martin says:

    too bad one of his victims didn't have a concealed carry and got rid of him

  27. A coward doesn't need much courage to attack elder and weak people…
    that stupid bastard found his way to jail… I hope he'll stay in for rest of his life.. JUSTICE please.

  28. Philip Wylie says:

    Put him in a room with a green beret with a hat pin. He will be cured of the urge to play his games.

  29. Keep knockin his ass out til he doesn’t come to anymore.

  30. Gil Gilman says:

    I wish I could like this more than once. Spot on.

  31. Chinese says:

    I think he should be set free asap,after both of his hands bones get completely broken in pieces. A cancer like this should at least be disabled.

  32. Brad Gustafson says:

    Kill him and he'll never ever do it again

  33. Ron Kall says:

    Seriously dumb embarrassing yourself comment!!

  34. Ron Kall, is it dumb to be able to tell people apart based on facial features? Is it wrong to remind people that when they practice, promote, or even have a whiff of racism on them, they delegitimize their cause in the eyes of many people. From both a moral perspective and a public relations perspective, it should make sense to anybody with half a brain or at least a working understanding of how other people may view such comments…sorry you don't fit either category.

  35. Dumb ass. I hope you rot.

  36. Before he could be arraigned for attempted murder, would one of his victims must needs have died?

  37. Ken Bennight says:

    death to the wicked

  38. He needs at least ten years in a quiet jail cell to contemplate whether this game is as enjoyable to him as it is to others who were invited to play but weren't given enough time to decline..

  39. Rusty White says:

    Hey Brad did you get my message? Merry Christmas from your ole' buddy, Rusty White.

  40. If it was a white man. He would be charged with a hate crime.

Comments are closed.

SocialTwist Tell-a-Friend

Current Top Story
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry .
NYT Ignores US Condemnation of PA Incitement, Prints Info on Ferguson Cop
Latest News Stories
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry .

The NYT published sensitive info on a Ferguson cop — but ignored a US condemnation of terror.

It's business as usual as Gazans repair the tunnels used to smuggle in the long-range rockets that hit Tel Aviv.

Some of these Gazan tunnels were estimated to have cost $3 million to construct, but will they sustain continued flooding by rain and sewer water?

IDF Chief Rabbi Rafi Peretz delivers lecture.

“Ninety percent of them [Arabs] don’t know what is written in the Kuran.”

Soldiers start asking questions after Arab sniper narrowly misses killing Jewish motorist on Highway 60, south of Jerusalem.

“Lone wolves” trying to murder Jews are popping up too frequently.

The Gurlitt Museum promises all looted art will be returned to the rightful owners.

Liberal Jews are for tolerance until they also have to be tolerant.

Israeli Shayetet 13 Naval commandos discovered a wounded fellow swimmer in the water, while they were doing a training exercise on Thursday morning. The commandos helped and treated the dolphin until a marine animal doctor could arrive to help it further. By the way, the temperature in Israel was between 52-66 degree Fahrenheit on Thursday, […]

A pre-Thanksgiving speech for Americans. Obama, are you listening?

“You’ve been hacked by the Syrian Electronic Army.”

Murderers have upgraded their weapons from rocks and firebombs to guns.

Thanksgiving is an American secular holiday that most Jews have no problem celebrating due to its lack of overt religious symbols (unlike the American holidays right before and after it). Still, there are always holdouts for some reason or another. Let’s hear what you do…

Maybe he thought those white hoods are prayer shawls although they are closer to being burkas.

As the expression goes, “Don’t bring a knife to a gunfight.”

Hamas snipers fired from Gaza at an IDF routine patrol operating along the security fence early afternoon on Thursday. No injuries were reported, and the vehicle was damaged. The IDF responded with an artillery shell aimed at the source of fire.

Jacob Richman found this amusing mistake in the store. Do we eat these “extra crispy” soap nuts, or wash the dishes with them?

For every terrorist cell Israel announces it has captured, there are many more kept under wraps.

More Articles from Tibbi Singer
It's business as usual as Gazans repair the tunnels used to smuggle in the long-range rockets that hit Tel Aviv.

Some of these Gazan tunnels were estimated to have cost $3 million to construct, but will they sustain continued flooding by rain and sewer water?

Ashkelon Mayor Itamar Shiloni

Mayor Shimoni was looking to provide security, albeit in an unpopular way, because his prime minister has not been able to. Calling him names does not change the fact that Israeli civilians are not safe from being murdered in the street by blood-crazy Arab individuals.

If anyone has had any delusions about this not being a religious war, and anything but a religious war, one need only connect the images that are emerging from this morning’s massacre of four Jewish men in the middle of their morning prayer to the images of Jews massacred in Hebron, in 1929.

Published at Jewish Business News. It began last year with an announcement by Israel’s Ministry of Education, of a pilot study using digitally converted books and other teaching materials, which students would access with their tablets. Legally, teaching with tablets in Israeli schools is contingent on parental consent, especially since it’s the parents who were […]

Jon Stewart has opted, voluntarily and without pressures, out of the Jewish timeline. I suspect the bitterness in Stewart’s note is related to that decision.

Published at Jewish Business News. Forget the old, scary Ku Klux Klan, welcome to the newly branded Klan, the Rocky Mountain Knights, which offers membership to Jews, Blacks, Gays and Latinos. This could all be a conspiracy thought up by Bed, Bath and Beyond, to sell more white sheets. Because no matter who you are, […]

“There’s only one way to buy it,” Adelson said. “Money.”

A JStreet Poll full of contradictory results, discovers that American Jews love Bibi best.

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/long-island-man-arrested-in-knockout-attacks/2013/12/18/

Scan this QR code to visit this page online: