April 21, 2022
BROOKINGS, S.D.–Police are concerned that a dangerous TikTok challenge has shown up in Brookings.
The so-called “Orbeez Challenge” involves shooting 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.
Police Sergeant Joel Perry says a man was hit by several unidentified projectiles 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
Perry says anyone caught engaging in this behavior in Brookings will be arrested and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law by police and the Brookings County States Attorney.
Brookings police arrest three young men for apparently engaging in the so-called “Orbeez challenge.’ It 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. Videos are then often posted on TikTok.
Police got a description and video of the car and it was located Thursday morning. The three men were arrested and each faces three charges of aggravated assault, making terroristic threats and disorderly conduct.