Sioux Empire Fair Carnival Knockout Game Fights Attacks by Black Teens - Colin Flaherty reviews and gives commentary on news with headlines "Investigators Say Video of Teen Fight Doesn't Tell Whole Story" [links and excerpts below] htt...
Sioux Empire Fair Carnival Knockout Game Fights Attacks by Black Teens - Colin Flaherty reviews and gives commentary on news with headlines "Investigators Say Video of Teen Fight Doesn't Tell Whole Story" [links and excerpts below] https://www.keloland.com/news/local-news/investigators-say-video-of-teen-fight-doesn-t-tell-whole-story/1352207849 By: Brady Mallory Posted: Aug 07, 2018 06:12 PM CDT Updated: Aug 07, 2018 06:37 PM CDT SIOUX FALLS, SD - It's caught on camera, but investigators say a video of an attack at the Sioux Empire Fair doesn't tell the whole story. One clip shows what appears to be a teen attacking another person. Another fight, later, shows a teen punching someone else in the head.
KELOLAND News received a few calls about these videos. One caller says someone even posted them on social media for Likes and Shares. Some are saying it looks like it could be part of what's called the Knockout game. CBS This Morning reported on this five years ago. A person sneaks up on a random victim to try to knock them out, typically with a punch. A captain with the Minnehaha County Sheriff's Office says, based on the investigation, that's not what happened at the fair. As for other families, they're not letting it ruin their time.
"We have received a report on it. Investigators are already working on it," Capt. Mike Walsh, Minnehaha County Sheriff's Office, said.
Walsh can't say much, but says these videos only show a portion of what happened.
"Our understanding is there was a verbal and physical altercation just prior to that and then the video happens and afterwards law enforcement was contacted," Walsh said.
Walsh says it's not unusual to see fights like that at the fair, but says it's pretty uncommon for them to be a random, unprovoked attack.