Woman Punched in Los Gatos May Have Been Victim of Knockout Game

A man with a closed fist punched the woman, a stranger, in the face.

No surveillance video has been found that could help police in their investigation. (Photo: Patch Archive)
No surveillance video has been found that could help police in their investigation. (Photo: Patch Archive)
By Sheila Sanchez

A man is wanted on suspicion of assaulting a woman Monday afternoon in the 1400 block of Blossom Hill Road, according to Los Gatos/Monte Sereno police.

The suspect, described as an African American adult in his early to mid 20s, 5-foot-9 to 6-feet tall with a slender build and short brown hair, confonted the woman in a strip mall parking lot and struck her in the face with a single closed fist, according to police.

The woman fell to the ground and sustained non-life threatening injuries and was treated at the scene by emergency medical personnel, police said.

Witnesses observed the suspect flee the area on foot toward Harwood Road before police officers arrived on scene.

The suspect was last seen wearing a white T-shirt, blue jeans and a white baseball cap backwards. He remains at large, police said.

Los Gatos residents are asking police if the incident is related to a recent phenomenon known as the "knockout game," where assailants attempt to knock out unsuspecting victims with a single sucker punch for amusement purposes.

Police said it's investigating the incident and no motive has been identified for the assault.

A neighborhood canvass of the surrounding area was completed with no video surveillance evidence to aid in the investigation, police noted.

Anyone with information about the incident or the identity of the suspect is asked to call the LGMSPD at 408-354-8600. 


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