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BLOG: A dangerous game

The "game" is called Point Them Out, Knock Them Out, and many more incidents of this are occurring around the country than seem to be reported to police.

You see, it goes like this;  a group of bored, usually under the influence, young males get together and someone says, "Hey, want to play the game?",  and one or more of the other boys agree, and off they go. Off they go to find a victim. An easy target.

When that person is identified, one of the group move forward and strike the victim. The attacks are indiscriminate, there have been both adult male and female victims. Age doesn't seem to matter.

The objective of this game is to strike your victim so hard, that in one punch, the unsuspecting person is completely knocked out. What happens next? The assailant runs.

And what happens to the victim? They couldn't care less. Very often, the victim goes unconscious before ever striking the pavement or sidewalk with the full force of their body weight, many times landing head first.

A recent incident in Lansing, Michigan, has helped bring this savage game to light, when a teen attacker was shot twice by his potential adult male victim who was trying to defend himself. The teenage attacker did survive and received jail time for his actions.

Interestingly, when the teen was interviewed on TV, he smiled and stated that this was all just a learning experience for him.

These are brutal assaults, which reinforce the need for everyone in public to remain vigilant of their surroundings and not be perceived by potential aggressors as a likely victim. The internet is becoming increasingly populated with surveillance videos which have captured these incidents.

The criminals who are perpetrating these acts are nothing more than thugs looking for the instant gratification of seeing an innocent person get "knocked out", through a violent assault.

So please, be aware and don't let the bad guys win!

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Karl de la Guerra, PPS, CLSS

Don't let the bad guys win. Karl de la Guerra is WBTV's expert on personal security. He has spent the past 36 years in the protective services industry, with experience in the U.S. military, law enforcement, and international corporate security. For more information, visit
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