Kathryn Knott: Philly Gay Bashing Suspect


24-year-old Kathryn Knott is one of the individuals accused of attacking a gay couple in City Center, Philadelphia on September 11. Philadelphia police announced that arrest warrants had been issued for Philip Williams, 24, Kevin Harrigan, 26 and Knott.

The pretty blonde Kathryn Knott is actually –to the shock of everybody –the daughter of a suburban Philadelphia police chief and even though she and the other two suspects, turned themselves in to police on Wednesday, September 24, 2014 shortly after being identified; she doesn’t seem to have a good reputation to back her up.


On September 11, 2014, at 10:45 pm, the complainant, a 28 year-old male, along with a friend, a 27 year-old male, were on the 1600 block of Chancellor Street when they were approached by a group of unknown white males and females. As the group approached the complainants they made disparaging remarks about their sexual orientation. The group then attacked the complainants holding them while other members of the group punched them in the face, head and chest. During the assault one of the complainants dropped his bag containing his cell phone, wallet and credit cards. When police approached one of the suspects picked the bag up from the ground. The group then fled and were last seen north on 16th Street towards Walnut Street. Both complainants were transported to Hahnemann Hospital for multiple injuries. One complainant was treated for fractures and deep lacerations to his face requiring surgery and his jaw wired shut.


On September 16, 2014, surveillance video of the incident was released and aired on local news stations, as a result, numerous anonymous callers identified Philip R. Williams, Kathryn G. Knott and Kevin J. Harrigan as the suspects in the video.

She is from the 1200 block of Melody Lane located in Southampton, Pa. Knott is charged with aggravated assault, criminal conspiracy, simple assault  and Recklessly Endangering Another Person.

The daughter of 54-year-old Police Chief Karl Knott of of Chalfont, Pa., is a graduate of La Salle University and a long list of her “Homophobic Tweets” have been revealed by media reports.  Records online show her relatives include Christopher Knott, Daniel Knott, Karl Knott, Carol Knott among others.

Knott’s attorney, Louis Busico, has also denied that the dispute was motivated by anti-gay bias and said his client, whose family has a law enforcement background, neither threw any punches nor hurled any insults.

Her Instagram account had been deleted but you can still find her on Twitter here.