Deadly Knockout Game Gaining Popularity

Deadly Knockout Game Gaining Popularity

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A new "game" is becoming popular for teenagers in the U.S. It's called, "knockout." It's deadly, frightening, and becoming a new internet video trend.

Knockout involves people going up to strangers, punching them in the face, and running away from them. It's happening in several states around the country.

In one case, video shows a 50-year-old teacher walking towards a group of boys. Not suspecting anything, James Addlespurger, is suddenly punched in the face, and knocked to the ground by one of the boys in the group. The group laughs, then walks away, leaving his body lying on the street in Pittsburgh.

"I was shocked, I was shocked at the whole narrative of it. Boom came the punch, and down I went, straight down with my face falling and hitting the cold concrete," says Addlespurger.

His attackers were arrested.

More videos of attacks like his are posted on the site, YouTube.

In a few cases, victims have died. Reports of these attacks have happened in Missouri, Minnesota, Illinois, Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey and Washington D.C.

Police encouraged peopled to always be aware of their surroundings.

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