'Knockout Game' Hits Babylon Town, N. Amityville Man Faces Charges in Attacks

Darryl Mitchell, 20, attacked at least seven men, two of them over the age of 65 over the past several months, officials say.

A North Amityville man will be arraigned on assault charges Wednesday stemming from "knockout-style" attacks in North Amityville and North Babylon, according to the Suffolk County District Attorney's Office. 

Officials say Darryl Mitchell, 20, attacked at least seven men, two of them over the age of 65 over the past several months. Mitchell was arrested on Dec. 4 and has pleaded not guilty to four counts of third degree assault. 

"The facts of the four assault charges share common denominators; the attack is unprovoked, it is sudden, the victim is punched in the head, usually the face, the assault occurs in broad daylight and the attacker immediately flees the scene," a statement from the DA's office reads. 

In one case, a 69-year-old man was attacked by Mitchell on Williams Street in North Babylon, officials said.  One attack occurred on Williams Street in North Babylon on the afternoon Nov. 30. 

“[The victim] was looking for his toolbox in his car trunk when he heard the suspect approach him from the rear,” District Attorney Thomas Spota said. “When [the victim] turned around, he was punched twice in the head.  He told us he spent a couple of weeks with horrendous headaches.” 

On Dec. 1, Mitchell is accused on attacking two men on Jefferson Avenue in North Amityville, including a 66-year-old man who was walking when Mitchell ran up to him and punched him in the face, Spota said.

A half hour later, Mitchell attacked a man who was walking to church, Spota said. The victim told police that after he fell to the pavement, Mitchell kicked him in the head. 

Mitchell will face additional charges when a grand jury indictment is unsealed Wednesday. 

There have been numerous reports, often with disturbing video images, of so-called "knockout game" attacks across the country, including several currently being investigated in New York City. 

Six Pack December 21, 2013 at 05:41 PM
Absolute savage. Love him to try that on me. My 30 years of martial arts or my gun would have stopped this animal. See you when you get out wuss
tj December 21, 2013 at 05:56 PM
P.O.S.....hope he recieves the same 10 fold...
ElliotU December 21, 2013 at 07:22 PM
I hope the DA has the guts to press charges fully and have this guy thrown in jail for many years. Then maybe these characters across the country will get the idea that hurting innocent people is not acceptable in a civilized society
Patchogue Snoop December 22, 2013 at 06:55 AM
All attacks by blacks on whites. Mostly Jews in NYC now. Let's see if Spota does the right thing and hits him with a attempted murder as a hate crime. And they say whites are racist against blacks. Imagine if this was a white person doing it to a black or hispanic! It would be on every news station in the country. The media has turned the county into a joke with their propaganda from the left.
Zeke December 22, 2013 at 07:24 AM
I am hoping these animals try this on me as well, I would live to teach them a lesson.if this happened to a minority by a white person there would be protests and candle light vigils nationwide
Errol Menendez December 22, 2013 at 08:32 AM
When will the media learn that they encourage this type of behavior, when for ratings, showing their videos at every opportunity. The constant bombardment of nonsense-they report it over and over! eventually some idiot is like, 'hey I never even thought of doing this, seems like a legit idea'. Not saying this particular story fits that mold. This is the responsible side of reporting; actually following up and exposing the scum bag. Im not with all the racist foresight others here seem to have either, but I do agree if he was only targeting a certain race then he should be charged accordingly to the full extent of the law. However it doesnt say the race of any of the victims so why even bring it up? It's a sick, cowardly crime and im glad someone got caught. Im curious to know how they figured him out? Was it video evidence or witness descriptions?
carla gagliotti December 22, 2013 at 09:03 AM
This individual and anyone else who engages in this behavior is pure evil and a sick sociopath that has no business around other people. They have absolutely no morals and belong behind bars far away from society.
Hbjoker December 22, 2013 at 11:44 AM
another uneducated wanna be thug! what a loser
cbg December 22, 2013 at 01:15 PM
Bless the person who can kill this scum next time he tries this. He will kill many good people best thing I hope he dies when he tries this again I hope someone shoots him. That is much better than jail.
cbg December 22, 2013 at 01:38 PM
When the victim is White it is never mentioned, it is mentioned only if the victim is Black. When the Criminal is Black it is never mentioned, it is only mentioned when the criminal is White. This will help you all read next time.
Zeke December 22, 2013 at 01:53 PM
We all need to unite and get rid of these liberal politicians, we must vote every last one of them out of office. We need to stand up for what is right, and we need to get all our friends, neighbors , and family on board for Election Day. That's right any politician who is afraid if political correctness and the media has to go .,. Enough is enough already
oonald December 22, 2013 at 05:55 PM
People haved died because of these scumbags. Where is al sharpton and Jessie Jackson ?? Wake up America before they push us to far, and then may god have mercy on their souls
tj December 22, 2013 at 08:44 PM
people of color cannot be charged with hate crimes according to liberals.
Mike December 23, 2013 at 08:14 AM
What a POS. Good news - he's in a cell for the Holidays! Bet it's not the first time. Ho Ho Ho !
West Islip Resident December 23, 2013 at 09:37 AM
Unfortunately in this country, particularly in the more Liberal States. We the group of unprotected members of society not covered by EEO laws are made to pay for the transgressions of the world. Every group who has endured some type of persecution whether it's race , religion, creed or sexual orientation have become the protected while anyone not covered by the federal EEO laws are sheep for the slaughter at the whim of these individuals who are. Today's citizens of the United states had nothing to do with any of the these persecutions yet we will continue to pay for them forever. You need to read your history books again.
tj December 23, 2013 at 06:09 PM
The scary thing is, if you oppose these people, they are more dangerous then the mafia...they put you out of business, ruin your name....
Zeke December 23, 2013 at 06:40 PM
You're absolutely right TJ
Martha Nassauer December 25, 2013 at 08:51 AM
This no GAME. I wish the media would stop reporting it as such. It should be referred to as KNOCKOUT ATTACKS, not a freiking game.
cbg December 25, 2013 at 11:37 AM
MNassauer that's right, this has me fuming mad about the media. Imagine if White's did that to Blacks and media reports it as a game.
Mike December 25, 2013 at 01:07 PM
The media " interprets " the news , and you respond to it. It's a win-win , against us. How do you like being the minority , that foots the bills, and gets all the finger pointing. Enjoy your Holiday, and get back to work. Our Country needs our taxes paid.
Martha Nassauer December 25, 2013 at 11:34 PM
Yikes, Mike...stark reality is hard to swallow sometimes. I do a great deal of alternative news research, but even then...who's agenda are they following? It is becoming more difficult by the day to know what to believe.
Mike December 26, 2013 at 07:47 AM
@MNassauer - I don't know , but it's not the Working Class. Romney was right about the 47%, how many do you think it'll be in 4 more years? Gotta go & get to work , to pay their way . Good luck in the New Year !
Martha Nassauer December 28, 2013 at 06:38 PM
Mike, I used to get annoyed by the enormous amount of money "lost" (just to cite one example) towards the holes in immigration policies that permit false claims by illegals using ITIN's on their tax filing, to the tune of millions each year given out to illegals for child tax credits obo children they either don't have, or live outside the US. This annoyance, and all the others combined, have been trumped by the report released by the pentagon claiming that 2.3 trillion went "missing" the day prior to 9/11 by Donald Rumsfeld. Then, of course, the media was unilaterally addressing this event, laying the ground work for plethora and ongoing Executive orders successfully attacking our freedoms, all in the name of protecting us. More recently, reported by Reuters: "The Pentagon has spent 8.5 trillion dollars since 1996, without ever completing a required annual audit." This, if true, is the largest example of financial irresponsibility I have ever heard. It is abhorrent, that we continue to pay taxes to a government that is so irresponsible with our hard earned money. Rather than the news media following these atrocious stories, they focus on other diversions, such as Duck Dynasty. Sure, I care about stuff like that, and to be informed about the egregious behaviors of sick bullies to learn how to protect myself and others, i.e., the "Knockout game," but I am far more concerned about the issues that directly affect ALL of us, such as our economy continuing to fall into the crapper. Where are all of the checks and balance provisions? Too bad we could not organize a 'we the people, for the people' campaign to temporarily halt payment of taxes, replace the corrupt leaders of our country, etc., etc., and START OVER!!! In the meantime, we will continue to be spoon fed whatever foolishness the controlled media supplies us. It is time for that "change" all right, with the current administration falling short of this ideal. I want to be a team player, to stand united, but from my vantage point...we are already facing dangerous divisions which if not stopped, will destroy us. As Abraham Lincoln said, "America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves." He is probably rolling over in his grave right now.
cbg December 29, 2013 at 01:00 PM
Thousands of knockout assaults on White's by Blacks yet no one has been convicted of a hate crime. One knockout assault by a White on a Black in Texas and one conviction of a hate crime. Why are White people so quiet about this? We may need a White Al Sharpton type to help get justice.
Zeke December 29, 2013 at 02:18 PM
I'll tell you why cbg, because all of the apologetic liberals make it that way. Most of them have positions as judges, lawyers, and educators, and they poison our laws and schools with their treasonous ideals . They only care about justice for those that cry the loudest. We are our own worst enemy because we are apatathetic, and we just shrug everything off
tj December 29, 2013 at 04:48 PM
because people of color cannot be charged with hate crimes..
Errol Menendez December 30, 2013 at 06:44 AM
http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2013/12/26/white-man-charged-with-federal-hate-crime-in-alleged-knockout-game-assault-against-elderly-black-man/ Read the story. The scumbag made racist remarks as he recorded himself knocking out the black guy. And there's another story in there about a black new Yorker charged with 2 counts of felony hate crime because he made racist remarks to others before assaulting his victim. Apparently to be charged with a hate crime you have to actually verbally admit your malicious intentions prior to the attack. Otherwise its just an assault. A cowardly, punkass assault on mostly the elderly.


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