TikTok challenge teaches teens how to steal Kia and Hyundai vehicles

A TikTok challenge is causing problems for Georgia law enforcement officers, Kia and Hundai owers, and is landing teenagers in jail.

On Friday and Saturday two vehicles were stolen in the Juliette area of Monroe County.

Both vehicles were recovered, and a 14-year-old was charged with the theft on both vehicles as well as Entering Auto.

The Monroe County Sheriff’s office says the thefts are due to a TikTok challenge encouraging teens to steal Kia and Hyundai products.

The challenge shows teens how to steal these two types of vehicles specifically.

The sheriff’s office is reminding residents to make sure that your vehicles are locked, and your keys are not left inside your car.

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