Before Weaver was caught, he says that he and his friends had attacked random people on several occasions.
“Not many, six or seven. It wouldn’t be an everyday game, just a certain game to be played on certain days. You don’t even try to rob them or anything. That’s the game,” said Weaver, speaking to the news station from prison.
Weaver says it’s not gang related and that teens are playing it because they’re bored. Plus, they’ve been seeing others doing it and getting away with it on the Internet.
“There’s a price to pay if they wind up doing it. A good example is Marvell Weaver,” said Lansing police officer Robert Merritt told the news station.
“What they tried to do to me wouldn’t have been a joke if they would’ve succeeded,” Weaver’s victim told the news station. “My child would’ve been left with the aftermath of seeing her father in any type of way I would’ve been left.”
Read more at WILX-10.