San Diego Woman Is Latest “Knock-Out Game” Victim (Video) …Update: Second Attack Reported in San Diego
A Japanese immigrant came forward this week claiming to be a victim of the “knockout game.”
The woman was sucker-punched twice by two different women near the Gaslamp Quarter.
10 News reported:
A San Diego woman is coming forward to say she is the latest victim of what is known as the “knockout” game. The trend of disturbing attacks involves randomly sucker punching strangers on the street.
Nami Kim is a Japanese immigrant who has lived in San Diego for five years. She calls what happened to her near the Gaslamp Quarter one of the strangest things she has ever been through.
“It’s no reason,” Kim said.
She said there is no reason for what happened inside a bar on 5th Avenue. Kim says she was leaving the bathroom when she hit with a single, brutal punch to the jaw.
“She punched me,” Kim said. “I have no idea. I have never met them. After that, oh my God, I was so shocked, really.”
Minutes later, she would get another shock. She was standing outside with her fiancé when she spotted her attacker again on the street.
“I said, ‘Hey I want to take (your) picture … why’d you punch me, I asked,” Kim said.
She snapped a photo of the young girl for evidence she wanted to take to police. Unbelievably, she says the girl actually posed for the photo, but it would not be the end of it. This time, her fiancé says he is a witness.
Kim, he says, was suddenly sucker punched by a second girl, someone who they had seen hanging out with her first attacker.
UPDATE: A second attack was reported in San Diego.
Victoria Hyatt told 10News her husband was the latest victim of an unprovoked attack near the Gaslamp Quarter at Second Avenue and Ash Street.