Viral Trend Resulting In Criminal Charges

Viral Trend Resulting In Criminal Charges

Taina Batista, Reporter

A viral TikTok trend is causing concern in some communities and resulting in several teens from Newark, Delaware to Wayne, Pennsylvania facing charges including reckless endangerment. The “Orbeez Challenge” is encouraging TikTok users to buy Orbeez soft gel or water balls, load them in airsoft guns, and fire them at innocent victims. Newark police say this was the second time this month that a group of teens were caught participating in the challenge. Police say three 19-year-olds turned themselves in and are facing charges including assault.