When 93-year-old Gladis Bennett of Saint Louis Missouri got attacked by players of the Knockout game (a game where punks punch random strangers in an effort to knock them out with one blow), they got more than they bargained for.
After being punched, knocked to the ground and kicked, Gladis reaches in her purse, pulls out a gun and shoots the main aggressor in the head, killing him.
The Knockout game has killed several people nationwide and is gaining in popularity.
Ninety three year old Gladis Bennett of Saint Louis Missouri was on her way to visit her grandchildren on Saturday for her grandaughter’s 14th birthday. Bennett, obviously retired and now on a fixed income from a military pension was excited to be visiting the family that morning. Waiting for the downtown bus, something happened that will change her forever….
“I was waiting at the bus stop and suddenly felt this sharp pain to the left side of my body. The blunt force was so strong that it knocked me down. When I looked up I could see a group of thugs laughing at me. Then one of them started kicking me. So before they had a chance to do more harm, I reached in my purse, pulled out my gun and shot the main aggressor. Luckily they all ran after that. I was terrified. I thought they were going to kill me.”
51-year-old Knoshon Mootron a homeless man from St. Louis who witnessed the attack told reporters that Bennett acted like a superhero. “I saw her get sucker punched from behind, hard. She hit the ground, then they all start kicking her, she grabs this huge gun out of her purse and BOOM! Headshot! Game over son, ya know what I’m sayin’? Poor n*gga never had a chance.”
“I was mugged about a year ago,” says Bennett. “It’s scary living alone. My grandsons are all grown up so I decided to get my NRA card and a concealed weapons permit. If I hadn’t done what I did who knows what those group of boys would have done to me.”
Bennett was taken to St. Luke’s Hospital with scrapes and bruises but was released later that day. As for her attacker 21-year-old Damon Williams, he was pronounced dead at the scene from a bullet inflicted wound to the head.”
St. Louis Police Detective Paul Horner told CNN the ‘Knockout Game’ is extremely dangerous and needs to stop before more people get killed. “How many more of our young African American youths will have to die before it clicks in their tiny little brains not to do this stupid sh*t anymore? It’s not cool, people are dying. These folks out there are getting themselves severely injured over some stupid game. This unnecessary violence needs to stop now. People are becoming more and more aware of this ‘Knockout Game’ so it is only a fact more and more people are carrying a gun to protect themselves,” Horner said, “You play the ‘Knockout Game’ and expect to be shot. It’s that simple.”
St. Louis Police Officers detained Bennett for questioning where she was soon released. As of this moment no charges are expected to be filed.