Not everyone is a victim when they’re attacked by the teenagers engaging in brutal “knockout” games, which consist of trying to knock out unsuspecting people with a single punch. Michigan teenager Marvell Weaver is currently in jail after being shot twice by an unidentified man who he tried to knock out. The man, whose name is not being disclosed for protection reasons, was waiting for his daughter to be dropped off from school.
Police reports say the 17-year-old Weaver jammed a Taser into the man’s side, after which he retaliated by pulling out a .40 caliber pistol and shooting the teenager in the back and leg. Weaver will now spend the next year in a local prison.
However, this isn’t the first time that the teenager had tried playing the knockout game before, admitting he had done it upwards of seven times. “It wouldn’t be an everyday game. Just a certain game to be played on certain days,” he said to WILX. “You don’t even try to them rob or anything. [But] I wish I hadn’t played the game at all.”
The disturbing trend of knockout games has been making its way across the country, most recently with a woman in St. Louis who will undergo reconstructive surgery after being attacked by several teenagers. Although the game does not explicitly have racial motivations behind it, Bill O’Reilly said on his Fox News show last week that the game consists of “angry” and disenfranchised black men who “didn’t have a father” growing up taking out their frustrations by “whacking whites.”