"Pure Evil" Sought in Homeless Man Knockout Game Beating Surrenders

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    Video posted to Facebook and captured by surveillance cameras shows an attack on a homeless man at the hands of several teens. (Published Tuesday, Jun 17, 2014)

    A teen who allegedly recorded himself beating a homeless man as part of a "knockout game-style" attack in Delaware County has turned himself into police.

    Upper Darby Police Superintendent Michael Chitwood said on Wednesday Trent Epps surrendered to police for his alleged role in the attack at the Aronimink SEPTA trolley stop on June 11.

    A first-person video posted to Facebook shows a teen, believed to be Epps, walking up to the victim inside a headhouse at the stop. After exchanging a few words with the man, who was sitting on a bench, the teen decks him in the face nearly knocking him out.

    Chitwood called the unprovoked attack "pure evil" and categorized it as a "Knockout Game" style assault.

    "He can't post any Knockout videos on Facebook from jail," Chitwood tweeted after the teen's surrender.

    Upper Darby Police plan to charge Epps with Assault, Terroristic Threats, Reckless Endangerment and Conspiracy, Chitwood said.