“Assassins Game” Creating Safety Concerns In Pleasant Hills Community
PLEASANT HILLS (KDKA) — Police in Pleasant Hills are issuing a warning to some teenagers in that area who they say are playing a reckless game that is causing safety concerns in the community.
A quiet Jefferson Hills neighborhood was rocked recently when three vehicles, driven by teens, sped down the street. Two of the vehicles blocked a third. The blocked car escaped through a yard.
“The way they were driving through this neighborhood was definitely reckless,” said one witness who did not want to be identified.
KDKA’s Paul Martino Reports:
He saw the whole thing and called police.
“I don’t think you should play games with vehicles,” he added.
Police believe it may have been part of an annual ritual; Thomas Jefferson High School student playing the “TJ Assassins” game.
They’ve got their own website that lays out elaborate rules, but police say it is no game and someone could get seriously hurt.
“It’s difficult for them to understand at their age and their inexperience that they’re driving a 5,000 pound weapon; and they lose control, there’s going to be some problems,” said Officer Bryan Frankenfield, of the Pleasant Hills Police Department.
Police were called out Thursday afternoon on a street in Pleasant Hills.
Two teens were harassing a third. They wouldn’t let the kid into his home.
KDKA’s Marty Griffin Reports:
No one was arrested during the incident. But law enforcement officials did offer a warning.
“If these kids do break the law, they’re going to be facing criminal charges,” Chief Edward Cunningham, of the Pleasant Hills Police. “But most importantly, we don’t want anybody getting hurt.”