Florida Teens Arrested After Participating in 'Exceptionally Dangerous' TikTok Challenge
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Florida Teens Arrested After Participating in ‘Exceptionally Dangerous’ TikTok Challenge

Following the discovery of CCTV footage showing two Florida teenagers breaking down doors as part of a TikTok challenge, the teens have been identified and taken into custody.

The two 15-year-olds admitted to kicking in the front doors of four residences, according to the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office, and were subsequently arrested on numerous counts of burglary of a dwelling.

Deputies in Spring Hill said that throughout the past two weeks, they have looked into four complaints of unidentified people approaching a home’s front door in the small hours of the morning and kicking it, inflicting damage.

In certain cases, according to the deputies, the impact of the kicks caused the door to fly open.

Both youngsters, who lived a short stroll from the four houses, admitted to kicking the front doors, according to deputies.

As per the authorities, a juvenile informed detectives that they had kicked doors in reaction to a social media craze known as the “Door Kick Challenge.” The teenager added that they had no intention of going inside any of the houses.

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“This situation was exceptionally dangerous on several levels,” Sheriff Al Nienhuis stated. “First, there was a very good possibility that these young men could have been shot and killed by a homeowner lawfully defending the household. Second, if this occurred, the homeowner would have been burdened with the fact he or she killed two teenagers who were participating in a stupid activity.”

Both teenagers were detained on four charges of breaking into a house, according to officials. After being processed at the Hernando County Detention Center, both of them were released into their parents’ care.

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