Florida teens Joshua Sanchez, Jacob Canaynay arrested for firing Orbeez gun pellets, hitting woman in the eye

Florida teens Joshua Sanchez, Jacob Canaynay arrested for firing Orbeez gun pellets, hitting woman in the eye

Florida police on Monday arrested two youngsters for taking pictures a girl within the eye with gel pellets from an Orbeez gun, mimicking a harmful TikTok problem that has alarmed authorities. 

Jacob Canaynay and Joshua Sanchez, each 18 and from Seminole, had been charged with aggravated battery and easy battery and booked into the Pinellas County Jail, Clearwater police stated. 

Police stated the kids took turns taking pictures unsuspecting folks on the sidewalk, saying they had been “simply having enjoyable.” The incident occurred round 1:30 a.m. close to Clearwater Seaside on Gulf View Boulevard by Salty’s, Tampa Bay’s FOX 13 reported. 

Jamie Pessina, the sufferer, advised the channel she was leaving work at Salty’s when she stated she was practically blinded. Pessina stated it felt like a rock had come at her “full blast” and she or he dropped to the bottom.  

Authorities stated the incident is a part of TikTok development whereby customers hearth gel pellets at random and document their response. 

“Capturing somebody with an Orbeez gun is not only some innocent shenanigan; it’s against the law that would go away you with a felony document,” police stated in a Fb submit. “That’s an vital notice for younger folks and their dad and mom to pay attention to.” 

Clearwater is about 25 miles west of Tampa. 

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