Teens Playing “Knock-Out Game” Beat Gay Man Bloody in St. Louis (Video)

Youths in St. Louis playing the knock-out game beat a gay man near the Galleria in St. Louis.
The victim has a broken nose, a sore jaw and a black eye.

The attackers were screaming “f*cking f*ggot” while they beat the gay man.
FOX2 reported:

A robbery victim attacked near the Galleria says he was targeted for the “knock-out” game in which gangs of teens strike someone until they are knocked unconscious.

22-year old Matthew McLeod of Crestwood had just left the Richmond Heights MetroLink station Thursday at 2:30 PM when a group of five teens approached him on the Galleria Parkway near the I-170 overpass. McLeod said he was struck by two of them once in the eye and nose and once on his jaw. Witnesses saw him fall down and called police.

McLeod said the teens cursed him for his sexual orientation before striking him.

Richmond Heights police were able to round up the 15 to 16-year olds and turn them over to juvenile authorities. The victim’s mother, Sue Lamartina-Virga said police told her the youths confessed to “playing the ‘knock-out king’ game” and targeting Matthew because he looked feminine.

Lamartina-Virga said she was not aware of the “knock-out” game until her son became a victim. She checked it out on the internet. “It was frightening what I read,” she said. “A gentleman was killed..an old man was killed. They target the small, the weaker and they travel in packs when they do it.”

The teens face second degree robbery charges, but the victim thinks they should be charged with assault and a hate crime. McLeod has a broken nose, a sore jaw and a black eye.

,,,Families with small children, retail workers and customers often walk the two blocks between the MetroLink station and the Galleria Shopping Center on Brentwood Blvd.

In April black teens in St. Louis playing the knock-out game murdered an elderly Vietnamese man as he was walking home from the grocery store.

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  • John03

    Maybe someday they’ll attack someone and find out what the “hot lead” game is.

  • toongoon

    No mention of race but they reported that the victim is gay, what does that mean?

  • OxyCon

    Hate crime. Targeting gays and no doubt targeting him because he is White also. Of course I’m assuming the attackers are Black, since I’ve never heard of Whites “playing” the “knock out game”.

  • jerrylud

    black teens sure are cowardly and violent and been getting worse ever sence eric holder let the black panthers off the hook

  • Smarty

    They make it sound like bored white kids picking on a homosexual, which fits the media narrative.

    Just another black-on-white crime would be buried on page 30

  • Chisum

    All eight suspects in brutal Five Points beating in custody

    Section 16-3-210 of the South Carolina Code of Laws defines lynching as an attack on one person by two or more people. Police haven’t said whether lynching charges will be filed.


  • Greg

    Future Democrat voters?

  • Valerie

    The victim and his mother are right about one thing: it is a safe neighborhood. Somebody noticed what was happening and called the police. Somebody bothered to act as witness and help the police catch the perps.

    The police by themselves can’t make a neighborhood safe. But where they are willing and able to do their job properly, that power is in the hands of passers-by.

    We are not helpless.

  • Rob Crawford

    Doesn’t Missouri have concealed carry?

    Oh, wait. Yeah — only Illinois denies people the right to self defense.

  • kansas

    The yewts beat the gay man? What kind of yewts? Just your average run of the mill suburban white kids?


    can almost guareantee you the perps were black…hard core labor/prison…say hello to your cell mate BUBBA…he will teach you the knock out game

  • Valerie

    “#6 June 25, 2011 at 11:27 am
    Chisum commented:”

    Interesting, that in Five Points, the parents brought some of the younger perps in.

    “Timmons said most of the suspects turned themselves in with their parents after the surveillance footage was shown on the news.”

  • Stu Strickler

    One of these days these young punks will attack the wrong person. The sooner this happens, the better!

  • vityaz

    Reparations. Retribution.
    Post Racial Presidency.

  • Missy8s

    There is such a thing as right and wrong, all “crimes against persons” ARE by definition “hateful” in nature.

    Anybody who witnesses such a crime is duty bound to try to prevent it for the sake of moral decency no matter how they may feel about a person’s lifestyle.

    Why do we insist on attaching the word “hate” to the word “crime” when we are already aware of the moral implications of the word “crime”???

    Whatever happened to “equal justice under law”, have we truly replaced this concept with dogmatic “special justice for some” in place of our foundational documents?

    Have we really thrown our constitution under the bus for the sake of political correctness?

    Sadly, it appears we actually have…

  • Carbon Pootprint

    Beating people, robbing them is hate crime? Then Obama is committing a “hate crime” against America.

  • Mikey

    mandatory castration for any of these perps after they commit their second violent attack on another human.

    problem solved

  • http://countenance.wordpress.com countenance

    9 Rob Crawford:

    Yes, but the victim was using St. Louis’s public transit, which disallows CCW.

    That this happened at the RH ML station tells all — Black crime has gone way up at and around the Galleria ever since the leg of the ML opened. A police chief (?) in RH was fired (?) for having said that very thing.

  • Carlos

    Carry a concealed weapon. Problem solved, perps eliminated. Shoot enough of these black thugs, and perhaps they may begin to get the idea that their conduct will NOT be tolerated.

  • brolin1911a1

    Rob Crawford: “Doesn’t Missouri have concealed carry?

    Oh, wait. Yeah — only Illinois denies people the right to self defense.”

    Unfortunately, Missouri’s CCW law doesn’t apply to riders of mass transit. It’s a felony under Missouri law to go armed on the Metro and other urban mass transit rides. Thus, the law-abiding are guaranteed to be helpless victims for the sociopathic urban animals who are indifferent to any concerns or questions about legalities. The law needs to be changed to allow self defense on mass transit in Missouri.