UPDATE: Man Found Near Tower Grove Park Not Victim of the “Knockout Game”
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ST. LOUIS–(KMOX)–Police have issued their report on the case of a man found battered and unconscious by his bicycle in the Tower Grove Park neighborhood last week, calling it an accident — not the latest example of the knockout game.
“There’s no indication from anything in any of the interviews or any of the investigation that it had to do with a group of people running up and knocking him out,” Isom said, “There’s still some more investigation to do, but he really couldn’t remember anything, because he was intoxicated.”
Last Wednesday about 2 a.m. Pete Kruchowski was found unconscious near Gustine and Arsenal. He had left a local bar a short time earlier. Neighborhood blogs and news reports speculated Kruchowski may have been a victim of the knockout game.
In the same neighborhood last year, another man was randomly attacked by a group of teens who punched him and left him bleeding in the gutter. That incident received extensive coverage, when Mayor Slay happened upon the scene and witnessed the aftermath.