Every now and then, we see different trends and challenges going viral on the video-sharing app TikTok. Some challenges are fun and cool, on the other hand, a few trends are weird and cringe-worthy.
Apart from this, some TikTok trends have also turned out to be dangerous. Some risky TikTok trends are as follows: the Magnet challenge and the Blackout challenge. Read on to know more about the Kool-Aid Man challenge and learn what it is all about.
What is the Kool-Aid Man challenge all about?
For those of you who are unaware, let us share with you, the Kool-Aid Man challenge is a famous TikTok trend where people try to kick down a door forcefully or run into a fence and shout “Oh Yeah” just like the Kool-Aid Man did in the advertisements.
The TikTok challenge first went viral on the app TikTok in July 2021. At that point in time, many kids were reportedly breaking fences in a bid to take part in the trend. This particular challenge popped up on TikTok this year again, in February 2023 when the children tried to redo the trend again to make it viral.
Six kids were recently ticketed for criminal mischief
According to Suffolk County police, six kids were recently ticketed for criminal mischief as they tried to jump on the bandwagon of the popular TikTok trend by breaking a fence. They were all aged between 12 to 18.
A homeowner on Centereach’s Cobblestone Court reported hearing loud noises around 1 am in the morning. Soon after looking at the surveillance camera, it was found that six kids had knocked down a part of the fence.
In the footage obtained by the surveillance camera, you can also see the culprits recording the whole scene. The police authorities were able to identify the six kids who took part in the trend.
The security camera showed that all the six individuals who participated in the Kool-Aid Man TikTok trend even came for the second time and took down another part of the fence as one of them captured the whole scene. The cops called the parents of these kids when they were ticketed.
Police authorities have warned people against the trend
Yeah, you read that right. Suffolk County Chief of Patrol Gerard Hardy issued a warning against the TikTok trend. He said, “This is a really bad decision, they shouldn’t be influenced by social media or their friends. It might seem fun and it might be a prank, but it’s criminal and they will be held accountable.”
This is not the very first time that the cops have put out a warning against a TikTok trend. A few months ago, a women fell victim to the KIA challenge where people try to start the vehicle via a USB cable. The cops have warned people to be careful of all the trends floating online.
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