In a recent incident that was reported in Georgia, an individual was detained after allegedly assaulting a teen who took part in the “Ding Dong Ditch” prank. The incident led to accusations of aggravated assault and the abuse of children, shining the light on the serious consequences of what began as an innocent game.
The arrest of suspect and charges: William Raymond Cole, who is 49 years old, was arrested and accused of felony aggravated assault and first-degree felony cruelty towards children. The incident took place at Tybee Island, prompting an investigation by the Tybee Island Police Department. The officers were tasked to respond to an assault involving several teenagers.
“Ding Ditch,” or the “Ding Dong Ditch” Prank That Went Wrong The incident occurred as a group comprised of teenagers repeatedly knocked on Cole’s front door in a prank known by the name of “Ding Dong Ditch.” Instead of simply brushing off the incident, Cole allegedly responded aggressively. Cole allegedly chased the teens away from his house and even tried to strike the teens with his car. The situation deteriorated when he continued to chase them with his vehicle.
According to the press release of Tybee Island Police Department Cole was spotted by the teens and tried to hit them with his car. Cole then allegedly got out of his vehicle and pursued the group on foot, leading to a fight where Cole choked one of the teenagers. The situation was calmed down when a witness intervened in order to end the attack. Following the intervention, Cole fled the scene.
Prior to the arrest of Cole, authorities issued a public warning to Cole and his alleged crime, stating that he was trying to escape police and was believed to be dangerous and armed. In addition, the Tybee Island Police Department is conducting a thorough inquiry into this incident. They are urging anyone who has information about the incident to share their information and help with the investigation that is ongoing by calling their office at 912-786-5600.
The incident involving the suspected assault of the teen victim during a “Ding Dong Ditch” prank is an eloquent reminder of how innocent Pranks can quickly become dangerous situations. This incident highlights that it’s crucial to keep control and civility even in response to such pranks to avoid legal consequences. The quick response by the authorities and the ongoing investigation show the need to ensure security and justice within the community.