GET A GUN: ‘Knockout Game’ Victim Speaks Out

Published on November 23, 2013

Victim of disturbing sucker punch trend that can be deadly recounts her D.C. attack.

VAN SUSTEREN: We have been telling you about the cruel and violent knockout game. The game? Well, young teens try to knock out a random victim with one brutal punch, sometimes even killing them.

Phoebe Connolly was biking in Washington, D.C., recently when she was hit with a single punch. Luckily, she survived.

Phoebe Connolly joins us.

Nice to see you, Phoebe.


VAN SUSTEREN: Tell me, Phoebe, take me back. It was last Friday night. Tell me what happened.

CONNOLLY: Friday night, I was biking home. It was just before 10:00. And I was making my way up 11th Street in Columbia Heights. And while I was biking up the hill, there was a group teenagers who were on bikes about 16 meters or so ahead of me. And they made it to the top of the hill, and at that point they stopped, and I continued biking my way up the hill. And when they stopped, about five of them pulled off to the side. I was biking in the bike lane and they were to the right-hand side of the bike lane. And there were two kids who were more in the center of the road. And as I made way my way up to the group of them, one of the boys who was in the group from the right-hand side, biked across my path, directly in front of me, and then turned his bike so that we would be passing each other as he was going down the hill. I said excuse me as I biked through the group, and when we passed each other, he reached out with his left hand and punched me in the face. I wasn’t knocked off my bike. I continued biking as the group of teenagers continued laughing and I made my way home after that.

VAN SUSTEREN: Did the person who hit you say anything to you?

CONNOLLY: He did say “pow” as he punched me. But that was all that was said.

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