Are Port Dover door-kickers part of new social media challenge?

Video shows three people kicking in a front door over the weekend

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Video posted online by the Ontario Province Police purports to show three individuals kicking down a front door as part of a ‘social media’ challenge.

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The clip — recorded with a timestamp of 1:26 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 20 — shows three males in white hoodies holding congregating on the front porch of a home in Port Dover.

The three were holding smartphones that appeared to be recording video.

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After a discussion, one raps on the door’s glass window with his knuckles, followed by the second banging with his fist, and the third delivering two solid kicks from behind.

The three are seen running away as the door bursts open.

While police allege the stunt was part of an ongoing “social media challenge,” it seemed to lack many defining aspects of the current TikTok trend.

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Popular on social media in recent months, the viral “challenge” involves playing the opening bars of Ke$ha’s 2012 song Die Young outside of a door — often a college dormitory — followed by two syncopated kicks after the lyrics “I hear your heart beat like the beat of a drum.”

The clip’s audio reveals no music being played prior to the door being kicked in.

Anybody who recognizes those in the video are asked to call OPP at 1-888-310-1122.

bpassifiume@postmedia.com
On Twitter:  @bryanpassifiume

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