Rep. Grace Meng (D-NY) may have been the victim of the "knockout" game that is spreading across the nation where teenagers try to knock out unsuspecting people with sucker punches. The "knockout game" has even led to some fatalities, and there have been reported victims in major cities like New York and Washington, D.C.
Meng told Washington, D.C.'s ABC affiliate WJLA that she "got hit from behind" on her head while walking home from dinner on Tuesday night and "landed in my front."
"After I hit the ground, there is a period of time where I don't really remember what happened," Meng said.
She was found disoriented, had little recollection of the attack, and could not describe the assailants. WJLA reported that Meng's Gucci handbag was found less than a block away at a metro station. The New York Daily News reported that the attackers did not take a tote that contained her cell phone and credit cards.
The knockout game typically involves victims who are smaller in stature being attacked from behind. The victims are not necessarily robbed after the attack.