"These guys going around knocking people out are mostly beginners", according to one Chief of Police who asked not to be identified.
Reading from a list of perps he reported information he had received.
"One guy hit his victim in the stomach instead of the head. One guy in ski mask was also walking on skis-how he got close enough, you tell me. One guy told the victim not to move that he had a realistic-looking gun and didn't care to use it. Others have cased the place beforehand, just in case "McGruff" was in the area."
One old boxer woke his guy up and told the guy he was feeling nostalgic while reading about the new trend and asked him to knock HIM out.
Meanwhile the Chief got another call about two women in a fist fight at Target.
"That's getting to be a trend also."
"What we are worried about is what happens to the knocked out person once the gang leaves. Many are being robbed while in a helpless position and one guy told us that he was almost raped by a wino who kept falling off."