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Officer warns teens they ‘can get shot, killed’ if they participate in TikTok Door Knock challenge

Texas State Police said social media challenges involving teenagers are “causing both physical and emotional distress to residents of all ages.”

The Friendswood Police Department said it received a report from a victim of a “viral TikTok door knocking challenge that encourages people to bang and kick doors in the middle of the night to frighten residents.”

Doorbell camera video posted on the department's Facebook page shows teens running around neighborhoods in the middle of the night, including one using a five-gallon water jug ​​to bang on people's front doors. There was also

“Before they get hurt or hurt anyone, I tell them to stop. Please stop this. It's wrong. It's very wrong,” 77-year-old victim Gwen told FOX 26 Houston. Told. “It was scary. It was scary. It was scary.”

This challenge is not only frightening, but perhaps criminal.

Fort Bend County 3rd Precinct Chief Deputy Jimmy Evans told FOX 26 that the damage was caused by people kicking and banging on doors.

Teens are seen approaching the door in the middle of the night. friendswood police station
A teenager was seen banging on the door of a Texas home with a 5-gallon water jug ​​during what police are calling a social media challenge. friendswood police station

“This is a very dangerous game, a very dangerous game,” Evans added, calling the challenge a new take on Ding, Dong, Ditch. “I'm concerned that an innocent child could be shot or killed because the homeowner thinks someone is trying to rob their residence.”

Friendswood police said they are working to identify the person, believed to be a male teenager, who was seen kicking and banging the door.

The Friendswood Police Department in Texas is aware of the viral TikTok door-knocking challenge. friendswood police station

They are asking victims to come forward, especially if they have videos of suspected criminal activity.

As for Gwen, she told FOX 26 it would cost $2,500 to fix a crack in the bottom of her door frame.

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