‘Put ’em in a coffin’ prank responsible for mysterious dents in cars

Posted at 12:48 PM, Jan 21, 2015

CHESAPEAKE, Va. – “Putting ’em in a coffin.” It’s a phrase describing a prank in which kids jump back-first onto cars, trying to emulate a coffin.

“I don’t even think he looked. He just went like this and jumped on it! And I thought it was going to leave a dent but it just kind of popped back into place,” Doug Luke said.

It’s called “Putting ’em in a coffin” a social media trend in which kids jump back-first onto the hood of a car with their arms crossed.

Luke experienced it firsthand Monday while he and his wife were sitting in their parked SUV in Norview, Virginia.

Luckily, his car wasn’t damaged.

“I was just kind of watching in disbelief and like, OK, I guess it’s better than the knock-out game,” he said. ” But still, just very destructive and dumb.”

He had no idea what the kids were doing until he saw it on the news.

“Well, I thought, oh my gosh, that’s exactly what happened to me so it was a little bit of relief, that’s what it was,” he said.

The damage could have cost him thousands.

Nancy Peterson and her husband said they also fell victim to the prank last week.

“I`m just glad we are OK because we thought something fell out of the sky,” Peterson said. “He dented it right there.”

Peterson’s car, a 1993 Ford Escort now has a large dent.

She said she’s not going to repair her car because it would cost too much money.

“We didn`t even get out of the car,” she said. “We was in shock.”

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