Law enforcement in the town of East Hampton, Connecticut, is investigating the concerning phenomenon of kids jumping into public roads as a part of a challenge.
Police in East Hampton said on July 29 that teenagers in the town have been engaging in dangerous stunts such as biking into traffic and lying down in the middle of the road, according to Patch.
"It’s dusk, it's dark out while they're doing this, it's so scary," said East Hampton resident Jennifer Marozzi.
Marozzi explained the story of a distraught customer who had an experience with teenagers engaging in such stunts, according to WFSB.
According to Marozzi, a female customer reportedly saw a young teenager lying down in the middle of the road.
"She was very upset, she called the police," Marozzi said.
She continued: "I don't want to see anything happen to them, and I don't want to see anyone hit them and have that experience. It’s just a bad combination."
The stunt involving lying down in the middle of the road is reportedly a game called "chicken," although town residents say that teenagers are also jumping in front of cars, racing through traffic, and terrorizing drivers who pass through the center of town.
"I just wanted to put it out there and let people know to look out for these young kids," said resident Anne Maynard.
"When I was young, I remember hearing about a teenager playing 'chicken' just down the street who did actually get killed. I don't want to see that happening again," she added.