Sick New Trend Has Public Worried They May Be Next.
Every few months there is a new fad sometimes harmless like watching trashy reality Tv of mostly silicon people and then other times there are physical challenges that can have disastrous results. There have been many challenges like the cinnamon challenge where people ate a spoonful of cinnamon or the popular ice bucket challenge for charity. But then they started getting weird with the snort a condom challenge or this most recent trend in New York ‘The Knock Out game.’
The Knock-out game is different than the others its no longer harmless and the challenge is no longer a self-inflicted trial. The Knock-out game consists of a person knocking out a stranger and then taking a selfie with the freshly incapacitated person. It’s sad that teens are so devoid of morals that they would even think to do something so malicious. Boys will be boys as the phrase goes usually means teens will fight over stupid stuff but, in this case, there is no reason for their actions. It’s just mindless violence with the goal of taking a picture of the innocent bystander that they have beaten, in a sad attempt to look cool.
The video below is from the original game three years ago. The only difference now is they have to take a selfie with the victims.
“It’s not cool,” said a worried Shake Shack employee. “Yeah, I’m scared. What if I’m next?”
The last time the ‘game’ — whose goal is to slug a stranger into unconsciousness— was played was September, when Lower East Sider Susan Farina, 53, was socked as she walked her dog.
Last year, a 14-year-old Queens boy was charged with a hate crime after he admitted to attacking a Muslim man outside a mosque.
The boy allegedly intended to target someone at random as part of the “knockout game,” but ended up beating Mohamed Rasheed Khan so badly, Khan required surgery for broken bones in his face.
Some question if cops can stop such a random phenomenon.
“How do they get a handle on something like that? It’s worrisome. I’m a petite woman,” said Krystin Clark, 25, a Brooklyn student, who said if she sees a pack of teenagers, “I’m definitely crossing the street. It makes me very sad.”