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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.


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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.

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