Criminals are getting smarter:
Teen checks for concealed weapon before punching victim in knockout game
A Florida teenager reportedly punched a man in the face as part of the “knockout game” fad — but first made sure the man did not have a concealed gun before attacking him.
The Florida Times-Union reported Friday that a teenager approached a man who was walking alone on Neptune Beach on July 31.
The victim said the teen, flanked by three accomplices, asked him if he had a “Glock.” When the man admitted he was not carrying a weapon, the teen punched him in the face.
The “knockout game” has grown in popularity among teenagers across the country. The object of the “game” is to knock a stranger unconscious. In several instances, victims have been severely injured or have died.
Now let’s play devil’s advocate, suppose you say you have a gun. What happens next? Will you be asked to show your gun? Will you be left alone? Will you be punched and then have your gun stolen? I don’t know. But the victim here made an obvious mistake, he trusted a stranger with the truth.
Either way, it’s interesting that in pro-gun Florida the criminals are aware that law-abiding people may be packing, too bad this guy wasn’t. It’s a sad fact that good people are being terrorized by teenagers, perhaps a few dead teens is what it takes to end this madness.