I’m sure by now many of you have heard of the knockout game. In this game, a group of wannabe thugs take advantage of an unsuspecting victim and try to physically knock that person out with one punch. This game has left several people injured and even killed others.
Fortunately there are ways to mitigate the risk of being KO’d by some of these mental midgets.
1- Situational Awareness
2- Don’t travel alone
3- Be prepared to protect yourself with a gun
4- Realize that bad things can happen to good people
What most of these thugs probably don’t realize is that they are rolling the dice when it comes to choosing “victims.” Pick the wrong person to assault and you just might end up with some hot lead inside your body, as Marvell Weaver found out.
On February 26th a man waiting for his six-year-old daughter to to dropped off from school had no idea he would be the city’s first reported victim.
“I saw the van circle twice and the second time three came out. I didn’t suspect anything. I hadn’t any enemies, or any reason to believe they would be looking to do anything to me.”
We are not revealing the victim’s identity for his protection.
The victim was attacked by 17-year-old Marvell Weaver. But Weaver did more than try to knock his victim out, he tried to do it with a taser. Luckily for the victim, the taser didn’t work and he was able to protect himself with his concealed-carry .40 caliber pistol.
“He shoved something into my side. I wasn’t sure what it was. It had some force to it. I wasn’t sure if it was a knife or a gun,” said the victim.
Weaver was shot twice, in the leg and an inch away from his spine. He’s been sentenced to a year in jail for the attack, but he admits he’s getting off easy.
“It was just a lesson learned. I wish I hadn’t played the game at all,” said Weaver.
Looks like Marvell learned his lesson the hard way. If he would have paid attention in school he would have known that if you mess with the bull, you get the horns.