DAILYKENN.com -- Where can you go to escape unprovoked violence? Mark Cape Girardeau, Missouri off the list.
It was there that an unsuspecting 12-year-boy was sucker-punched from behind while dancing on a public sidewalk.
The attacker reportedly emerged from a vehicle, hit his victim in the head, then sped away.
The victim required hospitalization.
The so-called 'knock-out game' was not a passing fad. It's been around for generations and will continue as long as savages are allowed to roam the streets.
Excerpt from The New York Times ▼
A Missouri man turned himself in to the authorities on Wednesday to face charges that he hit a 12-year-old hip-hop dancer on Friday in what the police called a “violent and completely unprovoked attack” that was captured on video and viewed widely.
Officers with the Cape Girardeau Police Department identified the suspect as Cedric Charles Moore Jr., 27, of Cape Girardeau, Mo. He faces charges of felony assault in the second degree and felony child endangerment in the first degree, the police said in a statement posted on Facebook. On Wednesday afternoon, Mr. Moore turned himself in to the authorities at the sheriff’s office in neighboring Scott County, the police said.
The assault took place just before midnight last Friday in Cape Girardeau, which is about 120 miles south of St. Louis, officials said. The 12-year-old, Ethan Hagler, and two members of the hip-hop dance studio he attends were performing on a street corner in the city’s popular downtown area. Ethan’s dance instructor, Michael Curry, known as Crank, had just begun recording the session and was streaming it online.
Excerpt from wpsdlocal6.com ▼
Police have identified a suspect after a 12-year-old boy was attacked while he was dancing in downtown Cape Girardeau, Missouri.
The incident happened around 11:40 p.m. Friday. The boy was performing with his dance instructor and a fellow student on a sidewalk on Main Street. A man got out of a nearby vehicle, sneaked up behind boy, hit him hard on the back of the head and fled back to his vehicle. The boy fell to the pavement, and he had to be taken to a local hospital. The incident was recorded in a Facebook Live video.
Monday, Cape Girardeau police say they have identified the suspect in that video. The police department says 27-year-old Cedric Charles Moore Jr. of Cape Girardeau is charged with second-degree felony assault and first-degree child endangerment. In a news release, the police department says those charges have been filed "due to the age of the victim and the violence of the act."
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