A would-be victim in a “knockout” game turned the tables and ended up beating her attacker. The growing surge in knockout games, which involves trying to knock out an unsuspecting victim with a single punch, has been making its way across the country. But the game backfired for one Las Vegas teenager who tried to sucker punch a woman at a mall and video of the amazing turn of events has gone viral.
The video initially shows the attacker swinging at the woman with no effect. She then pulls him to the floor and begins beating him with a flurry of punches. Once the woman’s boyfriend realizes the teenager tried to hit his girlfriend, he then punches him as well and yells, “You just hit a girl?!” The end of the video shows the teenager on the ground in the fetal position, writhing in pain.
Not all women have been as fortunate when approached by cowardly attackers in the disturbing game. A 76-year-old woman in Brooklyn, N.Y. suffered head injuries two weeks ago after being punched by a unidentified black male. Yvonne Small was taken to a local hospital and eventually released, but the attacker fled the scene on foot. New York City Councilman David Greenfield said an investigation and search has begun for the attacker and promised justice when he is caught.
Of course, women have also been attackers in the knockout games as well. A Hasidic man in NYC was beaten last weekend by an unidentified woman accompanied by two men. 26-year-old Eli Leidner told the New York Daily News that “two people came at me and the woman hit the front of my face. They just laughed afterwards and ran away. They didn’t say any words.”