Oct 29, 2007 WTOL story
"If they see an innocent person like a young lady or an elderly man, someone that they think they can take, they jump him, they kick the hell out of him and then they walk away," explains Toledo Police Sergeant Richard Murphy.
Police claim the parents of the guilty teens know this is going on. And they say disastrous consequences could be just around the corner.Sixty-three-year-old Dan Koester knows he could have been killed. "I'm in pain in my shoulders and my chest," he says, talking about the beating he got in his East Toledo neighborhood near Oak and Woodville.
This news story is not clear to me. Was this "Round Up" game a one-time thing, or is it happening often based upon what Sergeant Murphy said? Only one actual incident is mentioned in the story. I think the story gives the impression that "Round Up" is something common, but I don't think enough facts were mentioned to suggest it's a major concern.
Here's the Oct 29, 2007 WTVG story
Koeser says three kids, all between 15 and 17 years old, jumped him, knocked him to the ground and beat him up. He says it was unprovoked. Police say it was part of some sick game the kids play called "Round Up" where they randomly pick people to attack. Koeser was treated and released from St. Charles Hospital. Four teens in all were arrested.
The news should have reported the number of similar incidents that have occurred in recent weeks or months if that info was available. Are victims not reporting what happened? Any estimate on the number of teens playing this game? Was it just the four who got arrested?