Knockout game in Denver? Cops investigating three New Year's sucker-punch assaults

Categories: Colorado Crimes

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In recent months, videos have been popping up online that feature what's been dubbed the "knockout game" -- blindside sucker punches aimed at random strangers with the goal of leaving them unconscious.

The phenomenon has been reported in places like New York City, but not Denver. Now, however, three incidents on New Year's Eve raise the possibility that some locals have become knockout gamers. Videos, graphics and more below.

The info comes to us from 9News, which notes a trio of attacks in prominent downtown locations between 1:30 a.m. and 2:15 a.m. on January 1.

In each, the victims were cold-cocked for no apparent reason.

Below, see interactive graphics featuring the scenes of the attacks; if you have problems seeing the images, click "View Larger Map." First up is 16th and Blake....


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...followed by 20th and Market....


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...and 20th and Larimer:


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At this last spot, Nick Lloyd and a friend were reportedly waiting for a ride when a group of men approached -- and they wanted to do more than talk.

Continue for more about possible knockout-game attacks in Denver, including photos and videos.

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broncobucky
broncobucky

They don't have this problem in Singapore, thanks to public canings for miscreant punks.


Result:  Singapore is 99% crime free.


Liberalism = leniency> leniency will end up burying us.

WillieStortz
WillieStortz

There is no game involved here. These are racially motivated attacks that our Mayor and chief of police refuse to do anything about.

Kevin Crowe
Kevin Crowe

Punk ass bitches, they're lucky they didn't get shot.

ColKlink
ColKlink

Sanctuary City this is what you want this is what you get.

Johnny Zimmerman
Johnny Zimmerman

If someone runs up to me and lays me out playing "The Knockout Game" when I wake up I'll play the "Break A Motherfucker's Legs With A Bat. And Bury Them Alive Game" !

Jeffrey Grubesic
Jeffrey Grubesic

Little fuckin bastards! We need to bring back public lynching/stoning ASAP!!

Chris Heller
Chris Heller

One more thing to watch out for. I never go out in LoDo or go down to the 16th mall in the late evening. I'm just one person with an aging body. The police will have to get a handle on this and if they don't then I'll have to be all the more careful.

Nathan Dant
Nathan Dant

Ok that made no sense.... Not surprised though.

Nathan Dant
Nathan Dant

No, you have it backwards. The sucker punchers are the racists. They are committing racially motivated hate crimes. Owning a gun and protecting yourself has NOTHING to do with race.

Sterling Meeks
Sterling Meeks

No such thing as a "knockout game." It's just another media-concocted bullshit "trend" as a feeble attempt to reclaim ratings dwindling for the past decade and a half as well as utilized by scared, impotent, balding white males within the right-wing echo chamber to further fuel even more fear and hatred of those "creepy" black kids.

Tye 'Twitch' Idleman
Tye 'Twitch' Idleman

I got sucker punched outside of my place on 16th St. Mall early in the morning a few weeks back. It wasn't bad and the dumbass ran right away because I didn't get knocked out. But it happened to three of my friends a few days earlier around the same time at the opposite end of 16th St. Mall.

Daniel J. King IV
Daniel J. King IV

The Best WAY for Whites to STOP Negros ATTACKING Whites in Denver is to PACK a GUN & BLOW these Black Bastards AWAY !!! I'd LOVE to DO IT - but Denver Police have had OUT for me SINCE Denver Westword WROTE about Denver's ATTEMPTS to JAIL me for my 'Right to Carry' Ballot Initiative in Westword's "A King & his Court Case' story in 1993 !!!

Pancho Garcia
Pancho Garcia

If I ever see that I will mace or taze a punk. Carry a tazer folks.

sporobolus
sporobolus

one gets the impression Westword would be happy if the world went to shit because it would get more page views

Michael Roberts, please give some thought to how the way you report this contributes to its continuance; i would suggest you mention "knockout game" no more than once, and not in the headline nor in the lede

also sad to see how many commenters believe their “sensible violence” can defeat senseless violence 

Mane Rok
Mane Rok

Y'all dumb asses just don't read. ITS BEEN HAPPENING HERE FOR YEARS. IT HAPPENED TO MY OWN IN 2012.

Justin Spilde
Justin Spilde

Danielle, if an intruder comes into someone's home and gets blasted it's called 'Make my Day Law' and will not get prosecuted unless NM doesn't have that law enacted like Colorado, Texas and several others..

Danielle Nicole
Danielle Nicole

Justin this just happened in NM, intruder broke into a home of an MMA fighter and now her faces murder charges.

Joshua Trotter
Joshua Trotter

ever since i saw these reports in the news i knew it was only a matter of time before it happens here. i keep my eyes open when im out. heres a tip* watch peoples hands ,watch what their doing with their hands, it tells more than u realize also notice whats going on and dont let people get right up behind you. as soon as i pass im checking out what they are up to. it may be a paranoid way to live but im not about to let some punks get the jump on me. i'll gut the first one like a fish right in front of his buddies and then will see how they like playing games. i cant stand bullies,punks,etc and if i get the chance i'm gonna make sure it counts and they will.be thinking long and hard about picking on someone else

Ryan Davis
Ryan Davis

It's clearly a result of insecure cowards who's lack of talent and friends, make them board.

George Janouris
George Janouris

This is no good. A 93year old lady in st Louis got hit a couple weeks ago and she pulled out a gun and shot him in the head. Great story to check out.

stuka1
stuka1

"The phenomenon has been reported in places like New York City, but not Denver."

ORLY??????    What about the 30-some-odd assaults in LoDo that the city of Denver, DPD and CO press denied/covered up for so long (the JAWS effect, yanno-- close the beach and you lose money) and the baseball-bat attacks in Cap Hill a couple of years back?  Revisionist history much?

Matthew James
Matthew James

Happened to me in June. They somehow got my debit card and ran up $200 in charges. DPD did nothing at all even though they could track the purchases. Tell the victims good luck, DPD doesn't seem to do anything outside of traffic and parking enforcement.

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

Where are the yammering gun-tards who think carrying a concealed pistol would prevent them from getting blindsided?


LOL!

Emir Mixtapes Santana
Emir Mixtapes Santana

Don't worry one day they will run into the wrong people or person... That is what Kung Fu Training is for... to keep you healthy and keep you safe on the minor occasions when idiots attack.

Jason Murdey
Jason Murdey

Also there is some real quality shitthatdidnthappent.txt in this comment thread...either that or a lot of Steven Seagal-esque badasses around here

Joey Buhrer
Joey Buhrer

Shocking that all these racists with gun hard-ons refuse to recognize the sucker-punchers for what they really are: their brethren in the cult of violence worship.

Glenn Spud Letham
Glenn Spud Letham

forget shooting down UAVs.. Colorado needs to legalize the shooting of these freaking idiots!!

Frank Schwarz
Frank Schwarz

Try me. Dare them. Someone in the hospital and someone in jail. Let's just say I don't have medical insurance, but I do have a bail bonds man and lawyer on speed dial.

Troy De Baca
Troy De Baca

Way before the knock out game I was jumped by two kids (also African American) in LODO and just happened to have a can of red bull on me. Let's just say that the can came in handy as the ring of the bottom of the can was stamped all over the bleeding faces of these kids. Once I got the better of them I took off running. I've always wondered what they told their Mom when they got home that night.

Sam Scott
Sam Scott

Why THE HELL is it called a game? Why not call it what it is. Criminal assault?

stanley1
stanley1

Don't feel the troll...he's just a pussy ass little leftist sycophantic bitch who whacks off nightly to youtube videos of his homies knocking out The Man.

broncobucky
broncobucky

Perhaps Mr. Meeks should hang out around 20th and Market after dark...he just might turn into a believer.

jgoran7
jgoran7

Your ignorance is so thick I can actually see it from here. It's "just another media-concocted bullshit 'trend'", besides the fact that there are videos posted of it on youtube you mean?  These are not the droids you are looking for...who are you going to believe? Your own lying eyes or me?

stuka1
stuka1

BULLSHIT, ASSHOLE.  I've seen it myself. What the fuck is your fucking problem.

stanley1
stanley1

Just imagine if since 2008 roving packs of WHITE kids had been cowardly attacking lone BLACKS. The national media, politicians, the DPD, and Michael Roberts/Westword would be pissing all over themselves spotlighting it.

stanley1
stanley1

@stuka1 Westword and other "media" outlets didn't do a lot of reporting on that. Ya, see, it was black on white attacks, and we just can't be reporting that. Doesn't fit The Narrative.

stanley1
stanley1

But...but....RACIST! You're all RACISTY! Fuck off, bitch.

VerryFunney
VerryFunney

Crime is always much higher in democratic governed locations.

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