A Texas man has been charged with a federal hate crime for allegedly breaking a 79-year-old man’s jaw in what authorities described as a racist take on the “knockout game.”
Conrad Barrett, 27, was arrested after he boasted of the sucker-punch while at a bar and showed cellphone video of the attack to a fellow patron who turned out to be an off-duty cop.
Barrett stalked the victim as the other man exited his car in a residential area in Katy, Texas, on Nov. 24, authorities said.
Video of the attack, according to authorities, shows Barrett approach his victim and ask him: “How’s it going, man?” before clocking him.
The victim, who is black, fell to the ground, and Barrett ran away laughing, authorities said.
Barrett, who is white, had also saved on his phone videos in which he used a racist epithet and asserted that black people “haven’t fully experienced the blessing of evolution,” according to the charging affidavit.