Knockout Game Players Asked Victim if He Was Armed Before, Well, Knocking Him Out
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We have yet another story of the so-called “knockout game” being played, this time in Florida. However, it seems that participants in this game are getting smart. They asked their would be victim if he was armed before mercilessly beating him.
According to the Florida Times Union,
Neptune Beach police were called to the intersection of Fourth and Davis streets after a possible robbery occurred on July 31 at 10:31 p.m. A witness called police after she saw a male juvenile punch a man in the face, apparently without provocation, as he walked alone along the beach earlier in the evening.
At the scene, four male juveniles were being followed on foot by two men. Police arrived and took the four boys into custody.
The victim told police that he believed the boys were playing the “knockout game.” He said he was approached on the beach by one of the boys who asked him if he had a “Glock.” The man was punched after admitting that he was unarmed.
Interestingly, this still ended up being an “almost” defensive gun use. As the victim was being beaten he then pretended to have a gun, which sent the suspects fleeing.
We have already documented one story where a potential victim has turned the tables on knockout game players by pulling a gun.
It looks like those incidents have instilled a fear in at least some of these “players”.