Knockout. It's not a new game, but it seems to be getting a great deal of attention in the media.
The knockout thugs (really cowards) pick unsuspecting pedestrians and try to knock them out with one punch. Many of the attacks are captured on video and posted online later for the sick enjoyment of the participants.
The random, explosive nature of these assaults makes prevention a challenge. At a minimum, keep these tips in mind:
Head's up! Put your smart phone away when you are walking. Pay attention to where you are going.
Most of these thugs travel in packs. Watch out for roving groups and steer clear. Maintain your personal space and demonstrate that you are alert.
Walk with someone if you can. Avoid shortcuts through isolated and/or unlit areas.Call us. We trust your instincts. Our folks are trained and equipped to deal with these goons.
I have heard it said that you can't prevent becoming a knockout target. Let's not ever accept the notion that we are helpless victims. Be aware and let's be careful out there.