Brookings police warn TikTok challenge may have hit Brookings

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. Videos 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 not injured.

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.

Anyone with information on Wednesday night’s incident are asked to contact Brookings police or Crime Stoppers at 692-STOP.


April 21, 2022