On Saturday, Spokane Valley Police responded to an assault call at Hico, 9219 E. Sprague.
The victim said he was inside Hico to make a purchase. When he came outside he said there were three 17- to 21-year-old white males in the parking lot, and as he walked by the three boys he said, "What's up, fellas?”
The victim said at that point all three males started to violently kick and punch him on the face and body. He fell to the ground, and they continued to kick him until a witness inside the store came out and broke up the fight. He had no idea who the males were and said they left in a small, light colored vehicle, possibly a Honda Civic style vehicle.
Deputies on scene said this assault resembled the "knockout game" that is happening across the country, said Deputy Craig Chamberlin, police spokesman. Young male teens record themselves randomly assaulting men, women and children for no reason whatsoever.
Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward for anyone providing information leading to an arrest in this incident. Persons with information should call the Crime Stoppers Tip Line at 1-800-222-TIPS, or should forward the tip via the Web site crimestoppersinlandnorthwest.org. Tipsters do not have to give their name to collect the cash reward.
Crime Stoppers of the Inland Northwest is a civilian organization that promotes public safety by paying cash rewards for information that solves crimes It is not affiliated with law enforcement.