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

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. 

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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