Milwaukee Man Possible Victim of 'Knock Out Game' - WBAY

Milwaukee Man Possible Victim of 'Knock Out Game'

Neenah -

A Milwaukee man is speaking out tonight from a hospital bed claiming to be the latest victim in what's been dubbed nationally as the "knock out game."

The so-called "knock out game" involves assailants attempting to "knock out" an unsuspecting victim with a single punch.  Generally it is one punch and does not involve robbery.

Showing off his injuries at Froedtert Hospital from a bizarre attack, Tim Bessette is convinced he was a target on Monday night of four teenagers imitating the random act of violence.

"This is not a robbery situation. This is a pure act of violence," said Bessette.   

He was struck in Milwaukee after he says he was followed from a bus stop.

"I turned to my left to see if traffic was coming and that's when they.... right between the nose, and I went down. I had a big goose egg right here, and there was a big pool of blood from my nose."

Bessette says what transpired was a lot like some of videos that have documented the assaults on YouTube.

So far police don't have any suspects in Bessette's case, but a Neenah lawmaker says he's already crafting a bill.

It would potentially charge teens who participate as adults and punish people for filming it.

"I've had some people say that there's penalties out there already, but we want to help the prosecutors kind of slot this in somewhere so they can have a specific, potentially a specific crime they can charge them with in these types of incidences," said Rep. Dean Kaufert, a Neenah Republican. 

As part of his recovery Bessette is being monitored for a brain injury.

"I got lucky. I got real lucky. I'm sitting here talking to you today. The next person might be lying in the morgue," said Bessette. 

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