Crime

Knockout game in Denver? Cops investigating three New Year's sucker-punch assaults

In recent months, videos have been popping up online that feature what's been dubbed the "knockout game" -- blindside sucker punches aimed at random strangers with the goal of leaving them unconscious.

The phenomenon has been reported in places like New York City, but not Denver. Now, however, three incidents on New Year's Eve raise the possibility that some locals have become knockout gamers. Videos, graphics and more below.

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