Ashley DePew, who claimed she was a victim of the vicious “knockout game,” was actually a victim of her boyfriend.
DePew was the victim of the “game,” which features youth trying to knock people out with one punch, her sister Brigette Ulmer-Loynd said late November, posting a photo of DePew with fairly severe facial injuries.
“These groups of teenagers will punch out anybody, then scatter to run,” she said. “Please don’t be a victim and always be aware of your surroundings!
DePew said she was ambushed outside a bar while waiting to pick up a friend.
However, St. Louis police have now charged DePew and her boyfriend Justin Simms with falsifying the police report, reported St. Louis Post Dispatch.
Police believe DePew, 23 was actually beaten by Simms, 25.
DePew and Simms admitted that the had fabricated the story because they feared what their family and friends would think, they said.
What actually happened, they said, was that they began arguing while driving on Interstate 55. When DePew put her hand on Simms’ hand, he flung it back violently, inadvertently punching her in the eye.
While this “knockout game” attack was made up, there have been an uptick of such attacks recently, and the attacks go back as far as 1992, an Epoch Times investigation showed.