An intended victim of a “Knockout” attack was lucky to have his pistol handy. The unidentified man was attacked in February in Lansing, Michigan, by 17-year-old Marvell Weaver and was the city’s first recorded target of the “Point-em-out, Knock-em-out” attacks popularized on the Internet.
The man’s quick wits and his legal concealed-carry .40 caliber handgun saved him from unpredictable consequences.
“I saw the van circle twice, and the second time three kids came out. I didn’t suspect anything. I hadn’t any enemies, or any reason to believe they would be looking to do anything to me.”
The victim was attacked by 17-year-old Marvell Weaver. But Weaver did more than try to knock his victim out, he tried to do it with a taser. Luckily for the victim, the taser didn’t work and he was able to protect himself with his concealed-carry .40 caliber pistol.
“He shoved something into my side. I wasn’t sure what it was. It had some force to it. I wasn’t sure if it was a knife or a gun,” said the victim.
Weaver was shot twice, in the leg and an inch away from his spine. He’s been sentenced to a year in jail for the attack, but he admits he’s getting off easy.
“It was just a lesson learned. I wish I hadn’t played the game at all,” said Weaver.