Police are investigating whether two random attacks in Delaware could be part of a trend called "the knockout game."
In each case suspects randomly punched the victim Ibefore running off.
"I just think it's stupid. It shouldn't happen. It's a pointless game. It just gets people hurt," said a Delaware teen.
That teen isn't revealing his identity for his own protection.
He thinks he was victim of "the knockout game," a nationwide phenomenon where someone basically sucker-punches another person randomly.
He was walking home one night on Liberty Street.
It's a very public area, right in front of Ohio Wesleyan University, a block from the firehouse.
"I noticed some people following me in a car and they were looking at me," said the teen.
When he got to the intersection of Liberty and Oak Hill, one of the passengers jumped out.
"He hit me like in the mouth. My teeth went through my lip," the teen said. "It really surprised me."
He didn't really know the kids. He recognized a few faces from when he attended Hayes High School but he didn't have a problem with any of them.
"Who thinks it's ok to go and physically hurt somebody, punch somebody in the face?" said the teen's mom. "This is not fun, this is not a game, to go around looking for people to punch."
The mom wants to see charges. She's been talking to police who tell her they're still investigating and trying to figure out everyone involved. One teen was arrested.
10TV News stopped by his home but he and his mother didn't want to comment on the case.
The victim is hoping the whole trend just goes away.
"Just for it to stop, it shouldn't happen," said the teen.
Police don't believe the two cases are linked and are hesitant to label either of them the knockout game.
They're still investigating but they say there seems to be no other motive in these cases.
The victim's weren't robbed and either didn't know or have issues with the suspects.
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