'Knockout Game' likely claims latest Washington victim
WASHINGTON (WJLA) - A Northwest Washington man believed that he may have been the latest victim of the so-called "Knockout Game" after he was brutally assaulted late Friday night.
The Bloomingdale man, who did not want to be identified, says he was walking home Friday night near the corner of First and W streets Northwest when a group of at least 10 people attacked him.
As he walked by the group, they initially let him pass without incident, he says. However, just a moment later, they pounded. The victim says the attackers were as callous as they were random.
"I feel violated walking down the street and expecting someone to come after me or attack me," he said. "After the punch, I remember chuckling."
Usually committed by teens daring one another to find someone at random to knock out with one punch, video of the attacks are often posted online.
The latest victim is intent on not letting anyone else become a victim.
"Make sure you travel in packs when you're out and about, or travel with one other person so you don't have the likelihood of getting hurt," he says.