Barry Baldwin of Brooklyn has been charged in connection with at least seven “knockout game” attacks, New York City police said.
Baldwin, 35, punched the victims between November 9 and December 24 in the Brooklyn neighborhoods of Canarsie and Midwood, police told the New York Post.
All of the victims were white women. Most were Jewish.
As an example of an attack, Baldwin allegedly punched a 78-year-old Midwood resident on November 9 while she was pushing her great-granddaughter in a stroller around Avenue L and East Fifth Street.
The “knockout game” attacks are a trend where people, usually youth, punch strangers, attempting to knock them out with one punch.
The trend had gone down after spurts at different points in time in 2011, but appeared again in the early winter in New York City and other areas.