Marvell Weaver, a 17 year old from Michigan, attempted to "knock out" a man at a Lansing bus stop. Unbeknownst to Weaver, the man was a legal concealed carry permittee and was carrying a gun at the time.
After approaching the man and "shoving something" into his side, Weaver was shot twice and survived. He has been sentenced to a year in jail.
Weaver claims that this was his six or seventh attempt at knocking someone out, and says that his arrest is a "lesson learned." He said he usually played the game when he was "bored" and usually under the influence of drugs. He was inspired by seeing knockout game videos on the internet.
This game is a troubling sign of the decay of society. Growing up in Maine, I was bored quite a bit as a teenager—although instead of knocking people out, I took up crocheting. I suggest Weaver's buddies pursue something similar.
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