Police within the US state of Utah have taken the weird step of urging residents to not drive blindfolded after a web based problem impressed by a horror movie led to a crash.
A youngster along with her hat over her eyes drove into oncoming visitors within the metropolis of Layton whereas collaborating within the so-called “Chicken Field Problem”.
The craze has come from the Netflix movie Chicken Field, starring Sandra Bullock.
Final week Netflix warned followers to not try the problem.
This week the identical recommendation got here from Layton police division.
“It is simply inexcusable to do one thing as harmful as this, not solely to your self however everybody else on the street,” mentioned police Lt Travis Lyman, quoted by KSL.com.
He mentioned it was a warning he by no means thought he must give – do not drive whereas blindfolded.
The 17-year-old driver, her 16-year-old passenger and the occupants of the opposite automobile all escaped severe harm.
Nevertheless, police have requested that the motive force be charged with reckless driving, Lt Lyman mentioned.
Within the movie, Bullock performs a mom of two younger kids who continually wears a blindfold to keep away from seeing mysterious forces that compel individuals to take their very own lives.
She tries to information her kids – known as Boy and Lady – to security alongside a treacherous river and thru a dense forest, all with out with the ability to see.
The movie impressed some followers to arrange #BirdBoxChallenge, resulting in individuals operating into partitions or coming dangerously near visitors.
Netflix tweeted a warning on 2 January, saying: “Cannot consider I’ve to say this, however: PLEASE DO NOT HURT YOURSELVES WITH THIS BIRD BOX CHALLENGE. We do not understand how this began, and we admire the love, however Boy and Lady have only one want for 2019 and it’s that you just not find yourself within the hospital as a result of memes.”