Man Knocked Unconscious by Catcallers Released From Hospital

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    A Texas man was punched after intervening when a group of men began catcalling women in Rittenhouse Square, overnight Saturday.

    A man who was knocked unconscious after defending a group of women from catcallers was released from the hospital.

    Steven Pillow, 39, who was visiting Philadelphia from Texas, was walking along 18th and Walnut Streets around 2:45 a.m. Saturday when he observed several men inside a Black Nissan pull up next to a group of women.

    The men inside the Nissan began taunting and catcalling the women, according to investigators, prompting Pillow to get involved.

    "The male victim took offense to something that the guys were saying to the girls and said 'hey, watch what you're saying,'" said Philadelphia Police Captain George Fuchs.

    Man Attacked by Cat-Callers: Police

    [PHI] Man Attacked by Cat-Callers: Police
    A man is in the hospital after police say he was knocked unconscious while trying to defend a group of women from cat-callers. NBC10's Matt DeLucia has the details.

    Police say one of the men inside the Nissan then got out of the car and punched Pillow once in the head. He was knocked unconscious after he fell and struck his head on the concrete

    The suspect then ran back into the Nissan which fled west on Walnut. Pillow was taken to Hahnemann Hospital.

    "This is a tragic, tragic story," Captain Fuchs said. "Here's a guy trying to stick up for these girls and he gets victimized."

    Officials told NBC10 on Saturday that Pillow was released from the hospital. They have not yet released a description of the suspect however.

    Police say the suspect's Nissan had Delaware tags. They are currently looking through surveillance video to see if they can find the license plate number. They are also speaking to a witness at Central Detectives.

    If you have any information on the attack, please call Philadelphia Police.