Port Allen Knockout Victim
PORT ALLEN - Police are investigating a Sunday morning attack in what appears to a part of the 'knockout game' of assault, beatings where attackers walk up to strangers and cold-cock them.
A woman told officers in Port Allen that she was walking to get the morning paper at Hubbens Grocery store on La. 1 around 8 a.m. and a man that had been driving close by her, parked his car in the parking lot, walked behind her and punched her in the neck.
She said she's never seen the man before in her life.
The woman said she fell straight to the ground, scuffed up her elbow and slammed her head on the concrete.
The man drove off in his car and never tried to take a thing, she said.
Emergency crews took the woman to Baton Rouge General where she got seven stitches in her forehead.
She was released the same day as the beating.
Port Allen Police Chief Esdron Brown confirmed the attack and said it appeared to be the 'knockout game,' but he declined to give anymore details.
"Whoa," Port Allen resident Ronda Sears described the attack. "Just crazy."
"I was surprised," Samuel Davis said. "It's not something everyday that you expect."
The woman said the grocery store had surveillance video of the car.
But police have not returned calls to News 2 to see if that is the case.
Two people have died nationwide as a result of the knockout game.