Conrad Barrett, the “Knockout Guy” wanted to know if he could be nationally televised if he hit an elderly black man. So he punched out 79-year-old Roy Coleman, fracturing his jaw in two places.
Barrett has been sentenced to almost six years in federal prison for the unprovoked hate crime, and in the meantime, the U.S. Department of Justice has publicly released the cell phone video footagerecorded by Barrett as he prepared to punch Coleman.
“I have to step up the courage,” Barrett says in the moments leading up to the punch during the video. “For about a week now, I have been unable to go through with the plan.”