The Knockout Game has resurfaced in Texas and an 18-year-old Mexican suspect has escaped from police.
Alejandro Maldonado was caught on surveillance cameras leaving Ruchi's Mexican Grill in Rosenberg, Texas and approaching his unsuspecting victim, only described as 30 years old, and laying him out on his face on the sidewalk. The victim was severely injured, according to ABC 7, and spent several nights in the hospital.
Police say Maldonado didn’t know his target. At first, the suspect was in contact with the police and agreed to turn himself in. However, he has ceased all contact and is nowhere to be found.
The video has been released to see if someone knows where Maldonado is hiding. Police believe the footage will give the thug a change of heart and finally turn himself in. Also, Rosenberg Police Lt. Chad Pino said he hopes other teens see the footage and won’t engage in the crime:
“You think it's a game, your friends might peer pressure you into doing something, and it's a serious offense, it's a felony, it's an aggravated assault. In this case, he sustained some serious injuries, and it's not a game. It's not going to be funny when you're in prison."
Here's video of the attack:
Here is a picture of Maldonado. Police ask anyone who knows him to call Crime Stoppers at 281-342-TIPS or Detective Mehling at 832-595-3814.
There is no information reported if the suspect is an illegal alien or protected under the DACA program.
The Knockout Game began a few years ago when racist black teens targeted white people in vicious attacks they uploaded to YouTube. It appears as though the racial boundaries have extended.