Joe Mario Pedersen
A 17-year-old Volusia County, Florida, scholar is dealing with costs of battery in opposition to a faculty worker after taking pictures them with “Orbeez” water beads as a part of a web-based problem, in response to authorities.
At round 3:20 p.m. Monday, Volusia County Sheriff’s Workplace acquired a name from a New Smyrna Seaside Excessive College relating to a campus adviser who was shot with pellets whereas locking a gate close to the college parking zone, in response to VCSO.
The sufferer was hit within the face a number of instances and blew one of many pellets out of her nostril however was not injured, VCSO stated.
Deputies discovered the coed and interviewed him the following day. He informed them he was “horse taking part in” with the blaster gun he acquired throughout spring break and recorded a Snapchat video of the taking pictures.
Lately, the Orbeez Problem has been trending on TikTok and options contributors utilizing air-powered weapons to fireplace “Orbeez” water beads at strangers.
Final week, VCSO introduced a number of arrests made related to the Orbeez Problem. First, deputies arrested 19-year-old Sean McMullen, of Enterprise, on Mar. 9 and suspected him of taking pictures an Amazon supply driver in Deltona, hitting him in his glasses and neck whereas driving his route. Second, VCSO arrested 18-year-old Diego Medina Vega and two 17-year-olds after receiving stories of two Deltona residents being hit by pellets fired from a van that took off after the taking pictures.
Deputies discovered the van and arrested the youngsters, who every face a battery cost, VCSO stated. Vega was moreover charged with two counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor.
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