Avoiding a Random Sucker Punch

As I was in my car waiting at a traffic light today, I noticed a young lady running with earbuds. She had paused at the intersection, waiting for traffic to clear. It occurred to me how easily someone could come up behind her with a sucker punch or other ill harm.

Being aware of your surroundings at all times is the best defense you have against any potential attack.  To do this:

  • Keep at least one, preferably both ears unplugged. Perhaps you could just let the ear buds hang around your neck or over your ears.
  • Keep your head up
  • Put your shoulders back
  • Walk with a purpose
  • Casually glance over your shoulder and around you
  • If you feel threatened change the environment:  go in a store, cross the street, etc.

Knockout is a tragic so-called game where teens appear to randomly sucker-punch strangers with the goal of knocking them unconscious with a single blow. It is supposed to show off the attackers bravado. But a brutal, random attack on an unsuspecting pedestrian is actually a display of cowardness. This activity of preying on others then walking off laughing shows no respect for your fellow man; no regard for human life. These assaults can and have been fatal.

Stay aware! Stay safe!

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