Elizabeth Boxley exited her bus on June 23rd in Andover New York only to be approached from behind and stabbed with a knife before fleeing. Boxley, who weighs approximately 290lbs survived with minor injuries but police say that this attack is part of a new even more disturbing trend than the "Knock-Out" or "Polar Bear" game that black youth were heavily involved in only a few years ago.
We spoke with Andover chief of police Daniel Harver.
RealTrueNews: "These 'harpooners' are targeting white people specifically?"
Harver: "White overweight people. Suspects have said the BMI has to be over 40 for it to count."
RTN: "They're measuring BMI??"
H: "Eyeballing it."
RTN: "Do we know what started this horrible new 'game'?"
H: "We don't. I mean, we know it's a cultural thing. Absent fathers. Lack of motivation. A hostile approach to education and so on. We've also heard it was attributed to a movie--so the media is, of course, partially to blame."
RTN: "A movie? Do we know which one? Is it one of the slavery movies that's coming out?"
H: "The suspect mentioned Heart of the Sea. I haven't seen it. I asked around--no one I know had seen it or been able to sit through it if they got it on TV. We don't really know."
RTN: "Thank you. Can you stop the spread of this rancid, abusive culture on our streets?"
H: "More education is the key. That and long prison sentences. Also, we think this is a good opportunity to encourage members of our community to lose some weight. Diet and exercise is healthy even without the added protection of not being a stabbing victim."
RTN: "We're glad you're looking out for us Chief Harver."