A cyclist is recovering after being beaten in what detectives believe is a "knockout game" attack along a Philadelphia street.
The male victim was riding his bike along the 900 block of Catherine Street in the Bella Vista section of the city just before 8 p.m. on Friday when he was randomly punched by a group of teens, police said.
After being hit, police say the cyclist asked the group -- made up of five teen boys and three teen girls -- why they hit him. Without answering, the group then continued beating the man.
The victim met up with police at Broad and Carpenter Streets following the attack.
Philadelphia detectives tell NBC10 they believe the teens were playing the "knockout game" when they beat the man.
Far from fun, the 'game' consists of a doer suddenly punching a stranger to try and knock them out.
Several "knockout" beatings have taken place across the country over recent months -- with attacks taking place in Washington, D.C. and New York City.
Two attacks at SEPTA stations over the past few weeks had officials in Philadelphia concerned the violent trend had come here. However, authorities say those attacks were not related.
As for Friday night's attack, the cyclist's injuries were not life-threatening and he did not need to be hospitalized, police said.
The teens remain at large.
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