Brookings police are concerned that a dangerous TikTok challenge has shown up in Brookings.

The so-called “Orbeez challenge’ involves shooting the small gel pellets at people using a gel gun or airsoft gun, apparently in an attempt to simulate a drive-by shooting. Video are then posted on TikTok.

Brookings Police Sergeant Joel Perry says a man was hit by several unidentified projectiles yesterday (April 20, 2022) while in the Hy-Vee parking lot. They were fired from a red four-door car, probably a late 90’s or early 2000’s model. The man was not injured.

Perry says anyone caught engaging in the challenge in Brookings will be arrested and prosecuted.

Anyone with information on the incident is asked to contact Brookings police or Crime Stoppers at 605-692-STOP.

(Brookings Radio contributed to this story.)



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