Dallas Police Say 74-Year-Old Denny's Patron Was a Victim of "Knockout Game" Attack

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Around 2 o'clock this morning Charles Pace, a 74-year-old grandfather, went to Denny's on North Central Expressway to grab a bite to eat. Though just a few blocks from his apartment complex, he never made it inside. Before he could reach the door, he told police, he was jumped, set upon for no apparent reason by an unknown number of attackers.

Carter wasn't seriously injured. Officers found him lying in the Denny's parking lot with cuts to his face and hands, but he was well enough to be driven home without medical treatment. That's in contrast to Luis Rocha, another septuagenarian who was recently the target of a random attack outside Campisi's on Mockingbird Lane, a mile-and-a-half north of the Denny's. Almost two weeks later, Rocha remains in the hospital.

Police don't mention the Campisi's attack in their report, but the officers who talked to Carter wrote in their report that they believe he's the victim of the "latest 'Knockout Game.'"

See also: Dallas Grandfather Recovering After Brutal Attack Outside Campisi's

The Knockout Game is, for the record, an actual thing. Whether it's common enough to be classified as a "trend," whether that trend is growing and whether there is a black-on-white racial element -- claims that have been advanced by conservative media outlets -- are trickier questions to answer, but the lack of evidence for those theories suggests they're specious at best.

Dallas PD spokeswoman Melinda Gutierrez says she is aware of no previous reports suggesting the Knockout Game is being played in Dallas.

"This is a first," she said.

Send your story tips to the author, Eric Nicholson.

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killwhitepriv
killwhitepriv

Making stupid excuses for the bad behavior of blacks is a naive white-guilt-ridden "progressive" libtard propagandist blogger's full time job. I hope they attack you, and your mom, and your dad next, Nicholson. You deserve it.

wontunow
wontunow

It has always been called the Denny's on Fitzugh.

klbmarlene
klbmarlene

Time to take our streets back,

lets march on down to Dennies and show them who is tired of the thuggery.

Fo real.

donjames2011
donjames2011

if any of them jump this old coot, I promise I wont shoot "em. On the other hand, I may introduce them to Mr. K-BAR.\


Bird_Kernel
Bird_Kernel

Willing to bet $100 that Nicholson has never and will never include the phrase 'liberal media outlets' in his articles. This makes all of his conclusions specious at best since he only views the world along party lines.

juanmayeaux
juanmayeaux

These offenders are just victims of "Dildo Madness".

EdD.
EdD.

Falling in line calling senseless violence against the elderly the "Knockout Game"? I look forward to next month when pedophiles are just folks playing the "Special Tickle Game" and arsonists are playing the "Housewarming Game".

Montemalone
Montemalone topcommenter

As if I needed another reason to avoid Denny's.


They never should have stopped the Rootie-Tootie Fresh'nFruity Breakfast.

hwy77
hwy77

Very few good things happen to people who aren't home by midnight. That being said, this story is weak on facts and details, and the veer into the Campisi's attack story was done with no turn signal.  

bmarvel
bmarvel topcommenter

Chairman Mao was right: Take them out of their homes when they're 12, send them to work in factories or collective farms. Then let them back into polite society when they turn 25 and are civilized

jbloke83
jbloke83

I used to work in the building right next to that Denny's. I am not surprised to see this article, sad to say.

ColonelAngus
ColonelAngus

No description of the attackers.......it must have been "teens."

Myrna.Minkoff-Katz
Myrna.Minkoff-Katz topcommenter

I was afraid this was one of those "fad" attacks that started in New York and are now spreading across the country.  It's here and it has to be stopped.

BDTR
BDTR

A first? You mean a second. At least.

Beernutz
Beernutz

Dallas needs to create its own new trendy crime game instead of follow the leader ...I mean seriously....maybe shoplift tampon game or wait we already have the "warning speed trap ahead sign" game...damn that's Frisco..see what I mean

imrjvm
imrjvm

I think the because it is against mostly elderly men, it shows how lily-livered young people are today. Makes me glad, that my wife and I are childless. My dogs have more manners than todays young people.

Bring back curfews for anyone under 21.

bvckvs
bvckvs topcommenter

@Bird_Kernel

Even if he did, Republicans are deadbeats, so there's no chance you'd ever make good on your debt.

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@EdD. ... and Rapists playing the Game of Love.



ruddski
ruddski

If you get the senior club sandwich, they only slice it in half. Dennys hates old people.

bmarvel
bmarvel topcommenter

@hwy77"this story is weak on facts and details"

Hey, hwy77, this is a blog. What did you expect -- a newspaper?

Daniel
Daniel

@hwy77 Wow, if nothing good ever happened to you when you were out after midnight, I pity you. 

bvckvs
bvckvs topcommenter

@jbloke83

The building next to it is a motel that caters almost exclusively to junkies and prostitutes. 

choderus
choderus

Of course it was a group of teens. They picked out the oldest person they could find so they wouldn't end up getting their own asses kicked.

ruddski
ruddski

So you're going to get your CHL?

Daniel
Daniel

@Beernutz Wrong, Beernutz. Dallas is a world-class city. We'll imitate the crime trends of the Northeast, thanks.   

rusknative
rusknative

@imrjvmTHIS elderly white man has a CCP and great peripheral vision and fast reflexes.  waiting for MY opportunity to prove the South was always Right, and that LBJ created the Federal Plantation to get voters.

ruddski
ruddski

That's collective punishment.

hwy77
hwy77

@Daniel@hwy77 Save your pity for someone more deserving...I didn't say "nothing" good happens.

bmarvel
bmarvel topcommenter

@gregmarcydagama@bmarvelI'm sorry for the paucity of my comments, greg and marcy. I comment as often as possible, but i have other things to do.

rusknative
rusknative

@Daniel@Beernutzwaiting for the transvestite faux San Francisco New Years day beauty contest and parade  right across the spider web bridge.

imrjvm
imrjvm

@DonkeyHotay@imrjvm and you and your friends will be lobotomized for the good of the human race.


Montemalone
Montemalone topcommenter

@imrjvm 

On second thought, make that 50.

No reason for me to be out after dark, anyway.

ruddski
ruddski

Denny's is next to the highway.

ruddski
ruddski

Melvin Belli's best performance

ruddski
ruddski

Yep, because I hit 31 and realized just how good that advice was.

markzero
markzero

@ruddski weren't you part of that "don't trust anyone over 30" generation a half-century ago? :P

ruddski
ruddski

Anyone under 60 is dangerous in my book.

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