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New TikTok trend involving people tampering with lug nuts on cars [View all]
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Local towing company warns about dangers of new social media trend
by: Ciara Speller
Posted: Sep 27, 2021 / 11:47 PM EDT / Updated: Sep 29, 2021 / 09:50 AM EDT
CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) Another social media challenge pushing the limits, this one loosening lug nuts on the wheels of cars.
Local police say the prank is being seen in their communities. A 22News viewer informed us that their family had fallen victim to this prank, which resulted in a wheel falling off while operating the vehicle.
22News spoke with Interstate Towing in Chicopee about the dangers of a trend like this. They also confirmed recently fixing loose lug nuts for drivers.
This is not a joke, people can get seriously hurt or die, said Operations Manager, Stephen Gonneville. If a tire comes off and youre driving at a highway speed bad things could happen. Somebody could hit a tree. Someone could hit a telephone pole, become maimed or fatally injured and it wouldnt be good.
Imperial Beach neighbors worried about Tiktok 'Lug Nut Challenge'
By: Michael Chen
Posted at 4:02 PM, Oct 08, 2021
IMPERIAL BEACH, Calif. (KGTV) - An Imperial Beach woman says she woke up to find the lug nuts on her vehicles tampered with.
A few months ago, a neighbor approached Tina Gil about a suspicious discovery outside their homes on Hemlock Avenue.
He said that his lug nuts were tampered with, said Gil.
Tina checked her own vehicles, a truck, and a car.
On my vehicle, about three tires, and then, on my husband's vehicle, one tire, said Gil.
She found missing lug nut covers and loosened lug nuts.
In the months since, Gil says at least seven vehicles in her neighborhood have been targeted.
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New TikTok trend involving people tampering with lug nuts on cars [View all] dalton99a Oct 2021 OP
I'm really sick of the media referring to organized criminal attacks as a "trend" Takket Oct 2021 #1
They really need to go back to multigraincracker Oct 2021 #2
Tampering with a vehicle is a crime, not a prank. LisaL Oct 2021 #3
"Devious Licks Challenge", "Slap A Teacher Challenge", "Lug Nut Challenge" - they don't give a shit dalton99a Oct 2021 #7
Sooooo NCDem47 Oct 2021 #5
Good point GPV Oct 2021 #6
This going to get a Tik Tok-er shot. Stupid, stupid shit, and Tik Tok needs to shut it down or ... marble falls Oct 2021 #8
There will be a well-publicized shooting in Texas dalton99a Oct 2021 #9
And I wouldn't shed a tear Polybius Oct 2021 #17
This is the type of thing rednecks in my region do to "have fun." 🤬 SheltieLover Oct 2021 #10
Lord XanaDUer2 Oct 2021 #15
Yup SheltieLover Oct 2021 #19
Clearly Tik-Tok Is A Menace Me. Oct 2021 #11
Didn't the Biden Admin. put a hold on the TikTok sale to a US company? Cattledog Oct 2021 #12
Another recent TikTok 'challenge' was 'smack a teacher'. Assault is illegal. CousinIT Oct 2021 #13
We need more of the milk crate challenge madville Oct 2021 #14
I pity the fool I catch tampering with my car. ZonkerHarris Oct 2021 #16
Why are people SO AWFUL? renate Oct 2021 #18
Devolving. 7wo7rees Oct 2021 #20