Teens Post Video of Car-Jumping Antics on Instagram, Now Police Are Looking for Them - NBC New York

Teens Post Video of Car-Jumping Antics on Instagram, Now Police Are Looking for Them

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    Outside a Linden theater, customers found dents on their cars after a group of men rolled and hopped on them. Ida Siegal reports.

    (Published Thursday, July 20, 2017)

    A group of young people's car-jumping rampage outside a New Jersey movie theater has gotten law enforcement's attention after the teens posted their antics on Instagram. 

    The video shows a group of young men leaping onto the hoods and windshields of cars parked outside the AMC Aviation movie theater in Linden just after midnight Wednesday, denting or cracking many of them.

    Police were called to the parking lot after patrons leaving the theater on Stiles Street realized their cars were damaged.

    Investigators were soon alerted to an Instagram video showing the vandalism in action, described as the "#thrashcarchallenge" in the caption. 

    Cars Damaged in Jumping Rampage Outside NJ Theater

    [NY] Cars Damaged in Jumping Rampage Outside NJ Theater
    Police are investigating after this video surfaced of a group of young men jumping all over cars outside a New Jersey theater.
    (Published Thursday, July 20, 2017)

    Linden police say there may be more cars that were damaged, and are asking anyone who hasn't reported their vandalized car to speak to police. 

    Anyone with information is also asked to contact 908-474-8536. 

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