Georgia police say man arrested after ‘Ding Dong Ditch’ game took violent turn


A Ding Dong Ditch match turned violent over the weekend, according to Tybee Island Police.

Early Sunday, a group of teenagers knocked on the door of William Cole’s home as part of a game called Ding Dong Ditch, but Cole didn’t take it lightly, according to police.

After chasing the teens out of his house, Cole gets into his car and continues to follow the teens.

Police said Cole then tried to hit them with his car. After trying to run them over with his car, he started chasing them on foot.

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After one of the teens was arrested, police said Cole choked them until a witness intervened.

He then fled the scene, according to the police.

Cole faces two counts of aggravated assault and one count of child cruelty.

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Cole was arrested on Sunday.

Police said Cole was evading arrest.

Anyone who knows Cole’s whereabouts, or has any information to share, is asked to contact the Tybee Island Police Department at (912) 786-5600 as soon as possible.

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