Claim: A 60-year-old woman shot and killed two teenagers who were attempting to make her a "knockout game" victim.
Examples: [Collected via e-mail, November 2013]
Origins: In November 2013, as news outlets were reporting the supposed spread of knockout game incidents in the U.S. (a "game" in which youngsters sucker-punch random strangers and attempt to knock them unconscious), a purported news story began circulating on the Internet positing that a
Beulah Montgomery, who just turned 60 yesterday, says she was walking home after purchasing lottery tickets when she says a group of teens,
"All I could feel was pain and I said to myself I had made it to 60 and I wanted to at least see 61," she recalled. "Then I started praying and I asked the Lord to guide my hands" Montgomery says she then reached into her purse and and shot in the direction of the teens and they started to flee. However two of them didn't make without being hit.
Beulah who is a member of her local neighborhood watch said she has always carried a gun after being mugged once before. "Its a shame you can't walk through your own neighborhood where you are supposed to feel safe without being assulted and mistreated," she continues. "I purchased the gun hoping I would never have to use it, but I'm glad to still be in the land of the living."
The same cannot be said for her two victims, Montgomery fired
Police have not yet charged Montgomery, who has no prior arrests, but she was detained and later released.
This is the latest story in what seems to be a string of similar incidents happening over the US where teens are playing something called the "knockout game" where they approach strangers and attempt to knock them out with one punch.
The satirical National Report web site published a similar fictional article about a
Last updated: 27 November 2013